Federal Probation Officers Association Code of Ethics

   As a Federal Probation Officer, I am dedicated to rendering professional service to the courts, the parole authorities, and the community at large in effecting the social adjustment of the offender.

        I will conduct my personal life with decorum, will neither accept nor grant favors in connection with my office, and will put loyalty to moral principles above personal consideration.

        I will uphold the law with dignity and with complete awareness of the prestige and stature of the judicial system of which I am a part.  I will be ever cognizant of my responsibility to the community which I serve.

        I will strive to be objective in the performance of my duties;  respect the inalienable rights of all persons;  appreciate the inherent worth of the individual;  and uphold inviolate those confidences which can be reposed in me.

        I will cooperate with my fellow workers and related agencies and will continually attempt to improve my professional standards through seeking knowledge and understanding.

        I recognize my office as a symbol of public faith and I accept it as a public trust to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of the Federal Probation Service.  I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession.

Source:  Close and Meier (1995