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Code of Ethics

The following Australasian Branch Code of Ethics and the International Association's Code of Ethics shall be adhered to as a condition of membership or affiliation with the Association.

 

The Australasian Branch Code of Ethics:

  • Members shall observe the highest of moral principles and shall perform their professional duties in accordance with the law.
  • Members shall at all times act with integrity, truthfulness and honesty.
  • Members shall observe diligence in the discharge of their professional responsibilities.
  • Members shall not divulge information in an inappropriate or unlawful manner and shall exercise due care to prevent unlawful or improper disclosure.
  • Members shall not maliciously injure the reputation or professional practice of colleagues, employers, insured’s claimants or other parties to an investigation.
  • Members shall at all times display the requisite integrity to make the right decision when faced with potential conflicts of interest.
  • Members shall not act in any way as to bring the Association into disrepute.

 

The International Association's Code of Ethics:

  • I will, as an auto theft investigator, regard myself as a member of an important and honorable profession.
  • I will conduct both my personal and official life so as to inspire the confidence of the public.
  • I will not use my profession and my position of trust for personal advantage or profit.
  • I will regard my fellow investigators with the same standards as I hold for myself.
  • I will never betray a confidence or otherwise jeopardize their investigations.
  • I will regard it my duty to know my work thoroughly.
  • It is my further duty to avail myself of every opportunity to learn more about my profession.
  • I will avoid alliances with those whose goals are inconsistent with an honest and unbiased investigation.
  • I will make no claim to professional qualifications, which I do not possess.
  • I will share all publicity equally with my fellow investigators, whether such publicity is favorable or unfavorable.
  • I will be loyal to my superiors; to my subordinates and to the organization I represent.
  • I will bear in mind always that I am a truth-seeker, not a case-maker.