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Ethics and Conduct in Security Services

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3 Lessons
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Organizations have established their principles and philosophies through their code of ethics and conduct. It guides each member to practice expected behavior in order to promote a safer work environment. This course will discuss the standards of conduct that constitute the roles, responsibilities, and duties of security workers. Source: “8-hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards” by New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (NYS DCJS)

Ethics and Conduct in Security Services Lessons

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  1. The Purpose of the Code
  2. Prioritize Safety and Protection
  3. Act with Integrity

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The Purpose of the Code

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The Purpose of the Code

When your organization's core values align with yours, it seems like you have found the one.

The one who will make you stay and will give you a sense of fulfillment all throughout your career life.

However, remember that your relationship with your organization is a two-way street.

This means that your performance at work is one of the factors which will determine the success or failure of the organization.

Now, ask yourself – "How can I give my best at work today?"

The answer lies in the Code of Ethics which will be discussed in this lesson. After this lesson, you are expected to: list the importance of the Code of Ethics for security personnel, and determine the decision-making process when resolving ethical issues.

Which of the following is a result of adopting and implementing a Code of Ethics?

The Code of Ethics is a great reference when faced with tough situations. However, it does not have all the answers to all the possible situations you may encounter on the job. Hence, you should always use your discretionary powers based from a sound judgment.

Prioritize Safety and Protection

Ethics and Conduct in Security Services Course - Lesson Excerpt

Prioritize Safety and Protection

Wake up! Another day has come for you to prove yourself at work.

You ask yourself – "How can I ensure that my organization is safe and protected?"

The answer lies in your organization's Code of Ethics. After this lesson, you should be able to: determine your role in ensuring safety and protection in your organization; identify ways to protect the organization's information, and classify the types of information (confidential or public).

Which of the following is part of the general tasks of security personnel? Select all that apply

Act with Integrity

Ethics and Conduct in Security Services Course - Lesson Excerpt

Act with Integrity

Another day, another way to show your best at work!

Pause for a while and ask yourself – "How can I be certain that I am doing the right thing?"


** Non-Retaliation Policy** If you have observed any violations of the law, or the Code of Ethics, it is your duty to report to your supervisors immediately. Speak up if you have questions or concerns about ethical or illegal issues in the workplace. Remember that any employee who raises their concerns with honesty will be shielded from retaliation.

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