By: Trista Crittenden
Ethics in any workplace is very important, not just the journalism profession. Ethics in the workplace is important and it shows off the individual, branch and the company as a whole. I had the opportunity to Interview Matthew Grable (The Director of The PCC Law Enforcement Academy) to talk about his work ethics. Grable is used to putting his life on the line for the community of pueblo. “In the Law Enforcement profession, you have to conduct yourself as a person in a higher position, you always have to be honest, show integrity, personal courage and the ability to put yourself before anyone else.” Just like any other job you have to hold yourself accountable and follow the ethics. In the Law Enforcement profession, “You always have to follow the laws despite any personal beliefs.”
Sometimes it can be hard to follow the ethics in a workplace but in order to keep a good name for yourself and the company you need to have these good ethics. Along with the Law Enforcement Branch, any job requires good ethics. “In Law Enforcement it is important to treat everyone fairly, everyone deserves to go through the same experience and be treated the same despite their race, social and ethnic background etc.) you have to hold yourself as a person with a higher position being a manager.” Grable states.
A question that’s often asked is what good qualities/ethics are seen in a good workplace? Grable was eager to answer, “In Law Enforcement you need to be very trustworthy and brave, you take an oath to uphold the constitution and you are expected to follow the laws in the community you serve.” With this being an important quality to have in Matthew Grable’s field, he strives to follow this and pass along to the cadets that are in the Law Enforcement Academy.
No matter the career or profession, having work ethics is very important and an expectation to hold up to. In this situation Law Enforcement represents the community of Pueblo and while working in this profession you are expected to hold yourself up to these high yet practical standards. Without these work ethics people would be unprofessional. Although some people, companies, branches, services etc.) fail to live up to the standards, the ones that do follow their work ethics are the ones that succeed and thrive in the future.