This Code of Conduct shall be binding on all of the members and related structures of the Lyttelton Sector 1 Community Police Sub Forum, herein after referred to as CPSF LS1. No person shall be permitted to hold himself/herself as a member of CPSF LS1 unless he/she complies with all the requirements, responsibilities and duties expected of a member. Any failure to comply with the Code of Conduct or if the Management Committee deem the member not to be fit or proper to act as member of the CPSF LS1 can result in suspension and/or expulsion from the CPSF LS1.
Members of the CPSF LS1 and associated structures will at all times act within the framework of the law, in particular as envisaged by:
- the South African Police Service Act 68 of 1995 and,
- the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000 and,
- the Dangerous Weapons Act 15 of 2013 and,
- the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 and,
- the Gatherings Act 205 of 1993 and,
- the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act 108 of 1996 (in particular Section 2 – Bill of Rights , and,
- at all times ensure the usage, handling and displaying of their firearm(s) or any deemed dangerous weapon(s) are done in a lawful manner and,
- act as the eyes and ears for the South African Police Service and,
- not act in a manner that can be seen as vigilantism and,
- not act in a manner that endangers his/her own life or the lives of others and,
- at all times will remain accountable for his/her person actions and,
- abide by the rules and regulations of radio usage and,
- abide by the rules and regulations set out for being a patroller and,
- at all times remember that as a member of the CPSF LS1 they will remain accountable to the local Lyttelton Community Police Forum and abide by the rules and regulations thereof whilst acting as a member and/or representing CPSF LS1.
Members of the CPSF LS1 and associated structures will act in an unbiased manner and thus shall not display, act or communicate in any way and/or form which can be seen as:
- racial discrimination and/or racist or,
- sexual discrimination or,
- sexual harassment or,
- religious discrimination or,
- any other form of discrimination,
towards any member of CPF LS1, any member of any other CPF and/or CPSF member, the public, the community, SAPS or any other person(s) and/or organisation(s) whilst acting as a member and/or representing CPSF LS1.
Members of the CPSF LS1 and associated structures may not:
- address and/or correspond to the media without the authority from the structures of the Executive Committee or,
- exploit their membership with CPSF LS1 for their personal advantage, personal gain, personal betterment and/or personal benefit or,
- promote the aims and objectives of any political party or,
- be involved in way or form of corruption but do commit to reporting activities of corruption to the Executive Committee or,
- accept any payment, commission or commission in connection with his/her membership or,
- divulge to any other person(s) and/or organisation(s), any confidential and/or privileged information that they may have acquired as a result of being a member of the CPSF LS1 or being associated with the Lyttelton Community Police Forum.