Security Forces Code of Conduct
No code or set of rules will specify exactly what you should do in every incident. However, the following code provides general duties:
Exercising Authority: As on-duty security forces members you are the visible representatives of the US Government, the Air Force, the installation commander, and the installation Chief of Security Forces. It is your duty to accept authority with which you have been entrusted and to carry out this important trust impartially, firmly, and in a manner, whcih commands respect from the public.
Fulfilling the Mission: The enforcement of laws and regulations dealing with members of the US Armed Forces brings Security Forces, you must deal with offenders in a dignified manner. Refrain from being disobedient, insulting or offensive to the public.
Personal Appearance: Maintain a high standard of appearance according to AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel. Set the example for all to follow.
Personal Attitude: Perform your duties in an impartial, just, friendly, and helpful manner. Biases based on age, physical disability, race, religion, national origin, creed, or sex cannot and will not be tolerated. Do not discuss offenses or incidents, except in the line of duty. In addition, you can not accept any advantage, gratuity or reward for performing official duties.
Assistance to Others: Render assistance to the public. Promptly assist anyone that is injured or ill.
Attention to Duty: Remain mindful of your duty commitments. Do not consume any form of intoxicant while on duty or 8 hours before a scheduled tour of duty.
Seekign favor: Do not seek personal advantage through your status as security forces members. Don't try to gain favor or popularity by using easy going methods, overlooking violations or otherwise failing to enforce the law.
Punishment of Offenders: As security force members you have authority only to apprehend, based on reasonable grounds. You are not empowered to punish an offender. Use your discretion to correct, caution or ward someone for minor violatons of the law, but you may not admonish or reprimand.
Apprehension of Suspects: Protect the health and welfare of all apprehended suspects. You are authorized to use force only as a last resort according to AFI 31-207, Arming and Use of Force by Air Force Personnel. The intentional mistreatment of an apprehended suspect cannot and will not be tolerated. Don't use abusive, profane or insulting language toward a suspect or show disregard for the suspect's valuables, personal property or physical well being.
Dealing with Intoxicated Persons: Apprehened personnel obviously intoxicated beyond any senseof self-control and mobility. As the apprehending person, make every effort to avoid verbal and physical confrontations.
Off-duty Conduct: You represent the Security Forces 24 hours a day, regardless of the duty schedule. Therefore, your conduct must remain above reproach at all times.