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11-19-12, 04:38 PM #1Officer First Class
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When you become a police officer, what are the words to the oath you take?? Thank you
Policefan1978May God be with you and your families as you Protect and Serve.
11-19-12, 04:44 PM #2RookieVerified LEO
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Oaths Of Office
What agency are you referring to? My first "sworn" police job I was never "sworn" in, so to speak.
Here are some samples, however.
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Oaths of Office
Office of the President of the United States
"I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
(Also see Article II, Section 1, Clause 7)
Offices of the United States Senate and House of Representatives
"I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."
(See also Senate website reference and House website reference and U.S. Const., Art. VI, Cl. 3)
Supreme Court of the United States Justices
"I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."
(See SCOTUS website reference and U.S. Const., Art. VI, Cl. 3)
"I, XXX XXX, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as XXX under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God."
Typical Oath for Offices of the State of Minnesota (All)
County of _____________________
I, ______________________________ ______________________________ _ do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Minnesota, and that I will discharge faithfully the duties of the office of ______________________________ ___________________ in the County of __________________________, the State of Minnesota, to the best of my judgment and ability.
Signature (See Sample of Minnesota Oath)
General Law Enforcement Oath of Honor
"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."
11-19-12, 04:47 PM #3
Raise your right hand, "I forgot the words, but ya better say I do"... I did, 35 years and 9 months.Job security...
Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
11-19-12, 08:07 PM #4
Sheriff - "Hold up your right hand... ( I hold it up) Do you swear?"
Me - "Yup"
Sheriff - "You will be using _____'s car today."
Me - "Ok"
It was a little more formal the second time around (we swear every time a Sheriff is elected or re-elected).
11-20-12, 12:20 AM #5Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
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11-20-12, 01:44 AM #6
Thread moved to Ask-A-CopNo one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
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11-20-12, 11:05 AM #7Officer First Class
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11-20-12, 02:21 PM #8
My oath was to serve our Sovereign Lady the Queen.To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
I've Talked the Talk and I've Walked the Walk, now I Sit the Sit!
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