Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
P. 1
EPS Internal Survey

EPS Internal Survey

Ratings:
(0)
|Views: 19|Likes:
Published by Mariam Ibrahim

Edmonton Police Service Internal Survey Results (Professionalism Committee Final Report)

Edmonton Police Service Internal Survey Results (Professionalism Committee Final Report)

More info:

Published by: Mariam Ibrahim on Jan 16, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

11/25/2013

pdf

text

original

 
Professionalism CommitteeFinal Report Edmonton Police Service
B. PROFESSIONALISM ON-LINE SURVEY
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Overview
In August 2005, the EPS Professionalism Committee was created with the
following mandate:
• To increase public trust and confidence by enhancing professionalism
within the Edmonton Police Service.'
In an effort to determine the current status for professionalism within the
Edmonton Police Service as well as identify any issues that may exist specific to
ethical behaviour and leadership, all members (sworn and non-sworn) were
asked to participate in an anonymous survey. An astounding 562 EPS
employees (approximately 34% of the membership) completed the survey.
Emerging Themes
1) Leadership—
a)
Driven by the Executive
b)
Exhibited by the entire EPS membership
2) Accountability —
a)
External (public confidence & trust)
b)
Internal (consistency & transparency)
3) Ongoing Training —
a)
Ethics are developed and promoted in recruit training
b)
No reinforced expectations throughout career
N. Lipinski, EPS, Professionalism Committee Mtg„ 29 September, 2005.
Professionalism On-Line Survey
7
pril 6, 2006
 
Professionalism CommitteeFinal ReportEdmonton Police Service
Preliminary Recommendations
The Professionalism Committee was provided with the following preliminary
recommendations to guide further research:1) Leadership Development—
a) Leadership from the Executive
-
Set clear direction
-
Reinforce commitment
-
Build capacity
b) Leadership development courses for each rank
2) Accountability —
a)
Ethics policies and procedures that are clearly defined and set clear
expectations
b)
Ethics policies and procedures that are consistently applied (i.e.,
not rank or seniority specific)
c)
Ethics policies and procedures that have teeth (i.e., specific
consequence/discipline)
3) Ongoing Training —
a)
Adult learning environment, not stand-alone course(s)
b)
Ethics training committee
SURVEY DESIGN AND DISSEMINATION
There was no particular scientific methodology used for the selection of thesurvey questions. Approximately 10 existing surveys were referenced in the
formulation of the 11 questions used. Various stakeholders within the Edmonton
Police Service reviewed and provided input toward the final draft of questions.The survey was a combination of open text, range, and demographic questions.
28
rofessionalism On-Line Survey
pril 6, 2006
 
Professionalism CommitteeFinal Report
Edmonton Police ServiceThe survey was sent to each employee of the Edmonton Police Service via emailfrom A/Chief Darryl da Costa's PC.Target population: All EPS employeesDuration of survey: October 21 to November 07, 2005 (18 days)
Results: 562 EPS employees (approximately 34%) completed the survey
resulting in 85 pages of raw data.
SURVEY QUESTIONS AND RESPONSES
Question 1: What is your definition of ethical behaviour? (direct responses that
reflect the thoughts of all participants are provided).
)=' Ethical behaviour is when you can look back on your decisions and know
that you made the decision for the right reasons and you feel fully
accountable.
-
Conducting your daily affairs with tolerance, understanding, compassion,
forgiveness, generosity and integrity.
-
Always treating others in a way in which you would like to be treated.
Always doing what you believe is right, whether others are watching over
you or not.
-
Doing the right thing, at the right time, no matter who is watching. Ethics
are not situationally dependent.
-
Conducting oneself within the law, within your organization's code of
conduct, and within social and moral norms; treat others like you would
want to be treated yourself.
Question 2: How strongly do you agree/disagree with the following statement:
"As an organization, the Edmonton Police Service provides clear expectations tohelp guide and promote ethical behaviour"?April 6, 2006
rofessionalism On-Line Survey
9

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->