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As a Public Safety Telecomunicator, I am dedicated to serve the public; to safeguard life and property; to keep my personnel informed of all calls that may require their attention; to assist all public safety vehicles and personnel in the performance of their duties; assure that all rules and regulations which govern my position are not violated in any manner.
I will keep my private and social life free from all criticism, maintain a calm attitude during times of stress and emergencies; develop self-control and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others, regardless of race, creed, or religion. I will obey the laws of the land, rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission and my department. Whatever information I receive of a confidential nature will be revealed only in the official performance of my duties.
I will never act in a selfish or unofficial manner or let my personal feelings, friendships, prejudices or animosity influence my decisions. I will enforce the rules and regulations of my department and the Federal Communications Commission withour fear, favor or ill will, never enploying unnecessary force and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the high responsibility of my position as a symbol of public faith and trust and will accept it to be held as long as I am faithful to the ethics of public safety service. I will constantly strive to achieve those objectives and ideals, which govern my profession, dedicating myself, before God, to be my chosen profession, public safety telecommunications.
Author: Evert E. Carter, Chief Dispatcher
Williamson County Sheriff's Department
Marion, Illinois 1981