The Law Enforcement Oath of Honor American Flag
On my honor, I will never betray my badge,
my integrity, my character, or the public trust.
I will always have the courage to hold myself
and others accountable for our actions.
I will always uphold the constitution,
my community, and the agency I serve.
This sacred oath is shared by thousands upon thousands of men and women who make up our law enforcement community. The Law Enforcement Oath
is powerful, but those mere words do not make up the strength of our Thin Blue Line
A brief history of the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor:
Did you know that the first “police badges” were the coat of arms worn by knights?
It was a coat of arms that identified the knight and his allegiance to justice, chivalry, and his royal leaders by on his shield.
Police Officers swear to protect and serve, the same as knights from the medieval era were often sworn in and asked to “Protect the weak, defenseless, helpless, and fight for the general welfare of all.”
Before any officer takes the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, it is important he or she understands what it means.
An oath is a solemn pledge someone makes when they sincerely intend to do what they say.