Know Your Rights
Known as the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights, these rights help protect officers from overzealous internal investigators, biased supervisors and, most importantly, malicious prosecution. They help ensure that officers are guaranteed protections against self incrimination.
- Learn more about the Police Officers' Bill of Rights
Justice For All
Based upon two Supreme Court rulings in Garrity v. New Jersey and Gardener v. Broderick, the officers' bill of rights does not protect bad officers. Instead, it helps to make sure officers get a fair shake, just like any other citizen.
Law enforcement requires that officers are held to the highest ethical standard. At the same time, they must make split second, life changing decisions. The police officers' bill of rights helps to ensure that cooler heads prevail when determining whether or not officers made a good decision and that officers are afforded the same protections they are called upon to provide to others.
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