Code of Ethics

“ETHICS” is a Greek word which means manner of conduct; in other words, the Code of Ethics for Security Guards describes how a guard should behave in so far as his profession is concerned.  By virtue of Republic Act 5487 and as amended by several Presidential Decrees, the job of Security Guards has been professionalized, meaning one can charge fees for services rendered.  However, as a professional, a security guard is bound by certain duties that we refer to as CODE OF ETHICS.

1) As a security  guard/detective,  his  fundamental  duty is to serve the interest or mission of his  agency  in   compliance   with   the  contract  entered  into with clients or customers of the agency he is supposed to serve.

2) He  shall  be  honest  in  thoughts  and  deeds,  both  in  his  personal  and  official actuations, obeying the laws of the land  and  the  regulations  prescribed by his agency and those established by the company he is supposed to protect.

3) He shall  not reveal any confidential matter confided to him as security guard  as such other matters imposed upon him by the law.

He shall  act  at  all  times  with  decorum and shall not permit personal feelings, prejudices and undue friendship to influence his actuation in the performance of his official functions. 

He  shall  not  compromise  with  criminals  and  other  lawless  elements  to the prejudice  of the  customers  or clients   and  shall  assist  the  government in its  relentless drive against lawlessness and other forms of criminality.

He shall carry out his  assigned  duties as required by  law  to  the  best  of  his ability  and  shall  safeguard   life  and  property   of  the    establishment  he  is assigned. 

He shall wear his uniform, badge, patches and insignia properly as a symbol of public  trust  and  confidence,  as  an  honest  and  trustworthy  security  guard,  watchmen and private detective.

He  shall  keep  his  alliance  first   to   the   government,  to  the  agency  he  is employed  and  to  the  establishment  he  is  assigned to serve with loyalty and dedicated services.

He  shall  diligently  and  progressively  familiarize  himself  with  the  rules and regulations laid down by his agency and those of the customers or clients.

He  shall  at all times be courteous, respectful, and salute his superior officers, government  officials  and  officials  of the establishment where he is assigned and to the company he is supposed to serve.

He  shall  report for duty always in proper uniform and neat in his appearance.

He shall learn by heart and strictly observe the laws and regulations governing the use of firearms.