Demonstrate recognition of the ethical considerations unique to the practice of emergency management. In this section we focus on the legal considerations. In many cases, public organizations are bound by law to be “ethical” compared to private companies.
Review ethical codes and standards. Many agencies have developed codes of ethics intended to guide personnel in both attitudes and actions.
In this assignment please answer the following questions regarding ethical codes in your agency or other public safety agencies. You can Google the topic and find a billion examples of ethical codes for public safety agencies. Your paper should be in APA format and no more than three (3) pages excluding the title and reference pages.
Hint for Success; If you notice there are a number of specific questions and action items in this assignment. I would recommend you create sections within your paper (headings) that address each question and illustrate action items. This ensures you answer all questions and complete all action items as well as assisting me in finding your answers. The questions are obvious. Action items asks you to provide a document or provide information (show a statutory reference, address training and enforcement).
Why was the policy developed? Address organizational needs.
What statutory reference is the code of ethics based on? Show me the statutory reference.
Referencing information from our text, does your policy contain adequate content? Our discussion board will provide good information as we compare codes.
How aware are personnel of this policy? Address training and enforcement.