Course Description: Former FBI director Louis Freeh once stated, “We who enforce the law must not merely obey it. We have an obligation to set a moral example that those whom we protect can follow.” As we enter the 21st century, drug law enforcement officers are faced with many challenging daily decisions. These difficult decisions impact public trust, upon which all aspects of law enforcement depend. This training will address these challenging situations, which can either cause destruction of personal worth and value to both family and agency, or establish true worth that enables officers to efficiently maintain order, provide law enforcement and to provide service to the community in which they have jurisdiction. Emphasis will be placed on decision-making skills, the consequences of ethical and unethical behavior, and the roles of moral development and personal character in the professional life of all law enforcement officers.

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Define basic terms related to the study of ethics
  • Discuss differences between institutional policies and individual ethics 
  • Identify common ethical dilemmas and pitfalls for law enforcement officers
  • Understand the role of personal moral development, integrity, and character
  • Recognize the consequences of both ethical and unethical behavior
  • Discuss the nature and types of various forms of corruption
  • Recognize the stages of career development
  • Develop a practical system of making professional ethical decisions
  • Apply the information and skills learned in this class to case studies representative of ethical dilemmas present in law enforcement

To apply for access to E Drug training, follow the instructions on the information about applying page. Upon verification of your military, law enforcement or criminal justice employment status, you will receive an email providing information on accessing restricted classes.