Personal Violations

Misconduct can also refer to personal violations, which refer to behavior by a police officer that is considered to be unprofessional, unethical, or contrary to the values and standards of the police department. This can include actions such as engaging in criminal activity, using drugs, engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior, using excessive force, engaging in discriminatory behavior, or violating the rights of citizens. Police officers are held to a high standard of conduct and are expected to maintain their integrity, impartiality, and professionalism at all times. When a police officer engages in personal violations, it undermines the public trust and can result in disciplinary action, including termination of employment.