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Ethical Decision Making


Content Provider:
Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP)


Length (in hours)
1 hour

Release Date
March 2021

Registration Process Register

This module allows us to examine concepts and ideas and ways of navigating through difficult situations in order to make sound decisions. Ethics is a more abstract topic; therefore, this course will ask you to take a reflective approach to think about an idea, scenario, or a concept. Although we use ethics everyday, we seldom take time to really think about ethics and our ethical decision making processes.

This course is part of the Alberta Investigative Skills Education Program (ISEP) level 200.

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Provide the definition of ethics
  • Explain the importance of values in relation to ethics and society
  • Explain the role of the police in upholding the values of society
  • Describe principles of ethical policing
  • Articulate how the scope of a value may affect our actions
  • Consider laws, statutes, and stakeholders in relation to decision making
  • State the importance of practising a decision making model
  • Describe the decision making model and apply it to a scenario
  • Explain the pitfalls to ethical decision making

Target Audience

Sworn Police, Police Services, Government and Other First Responders

Content Provider

Content for this course was provided by the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP).