Personnel shall not participate in, or public endorse, any group or organization that demeans the goals, objectives, credibility, reputation, goodwill, or dignity of the public safety profession.
Personnel shall be truthful and timely in all forms of communication and shall not provide information that is false, misleading, deceptive, or that creates unreasonable expectations. Personnel shall not sign any document that the individual knows or should know contains false or misleading information.
Personnel shall notify supervisor of any and all occurrences that could call into question one’s ability to perform his or her duty as a dispatcher. Personnel must notify the Academy immediately if convicted of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude. Crimes of moral turpitude include but are not limited to illegal pornography, fraud, embezzlement, illicit drug abuse or distribution, theft, bribery, kidnapping, or assault.
Personnel are prohibited from using certifications for private or commercial gain. Personnel shall not compete in any way with Skagit 911, in regards to active or planned business activities without prior written authorization.
Personnel shall not violate patient privacy laws and rights and shall always respect those rights.
Personnel shall not take calls or dispatch while under the influence of alcohol, illicit drugs, or any other agent that would impair the ability to properly function in the dispatch setting.
Personnel shall not engage in conduct or perform an act that would reasonably be regarded as disgraceful, dishonorable, or unprofessional.
Personnel should avoid practicing or facilitating discrimination and strive to prevent discriminatory practices including but not limited to those relating to race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.
Personnel understand it is their responsibility to remain current to any and all protocol changes that can have an impact on the outcome, negative or positive, of the emergency for which the dispatcher is responsible.