Law enforcement officers need to understand and be ready to tackle ethical problems that can arise from multiple perspectives and complex situations. Officers can follow the IACP Code of Ethics in professional conduct. Continuing ethics training is a good way to help them understand and deal with any ethical issues that might arise during their job.
The media’s coverage of corruption in police can often simplify the dilemmas officers are facing. The belief that one has the right to privileges and special treatment can have a variety of effects on officers. Officers may believe they have the right to do wrong or engage in unethical conduct. Or they might feel they can ignore the law. This could be problematic for ethical dilemmas because officers can choose their own desires and interests above the principles of justice, fairness, and justice.