Canadian Policing Research Catalogue

Off-duty conduct, consultation report.

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Canadian Policing Research Catalogue



Alternate Title

Conduite en dehors des heures de service, compte rendu de la consultation.




1 online resource (14 pages)


Issued also in French under title: Conduite en dehors des heures de service, compte rendu de la consultation.


"As the document clearly delineates, the subject matter for consideration is wide-ranging both in scope and complexity. As this quotation implies, the issue of off-duty conduct is one which touches all police officers and is of importance to every police department. It is also one on which the opinions are as diverse as the police community itself. However, what has emerged from the views expressed by respondents is a general agreement that there are certain types of behaviour that are viewed as totally inappropriate and should be sanctioned. Where the divergence occurs is where to draw the line between acceptable and unacceptable off-duty conduct, and to what extent a police department should be permitted to regulate the lives of its members when they are not on duty. One message that has emerged is that the focus should be on ensuring that the occurrences of misconduct by off-duty police officers become fewer by instilling in them strong ethical standards. Some have suggested the creation of a universally accepted code of ethics, which would form the basis for training across the country. The importance of training on ethics has been stressed - from recruit training to courses throughout the careers of police officers."--Pages 11, 12.


Online Access


Discussion paper (Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee) ; 7.

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