I am a Law Enforcement Explorer. I have elected to Explore a career in service to mankind: the protection of persons and property at the front line of criminal justice.
I must understand all a law enforcement career can require. Voiding myself of all personal opinions, I will serve the will of the public. I will learn to temper service and discipline with justice, humanity and humility. I recognize the badge I wear as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as the public trust to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of the police service.
I will keep my private life unsoiled as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; and develop self-restraint. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of the Police Department I serve.
“Though I may not elect a career in law enforcement I am now obligated to every ethic the office holds. Still, what I learn may inspire within me the course for this career. The choice then will be mine. But by the same freedom of choice I now take a pledge to the ethics of the law enforcement profession, to the land it defends, and to the people it serves.”