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Rather than re-inventing the wheel...

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    My POC FD is in the process of re-writing and updating our By-Laws and we have no morals clause. The reason there is interest in this is the possibility that you may need to remove someone for committing an illegal, indecent act, or a felony. If anyone has something like this in their By-Laws would you please share it.
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    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
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  • #2
    How about this:

    Morality Clause

    Members shall conduct themselves with due regard to the public
    conventions and morals.

    Members shall not, commit an offense involving moral turpitude or
    violence under Federal, state or local laws or ordinances.

    Members shall not do or commit any act or thing that will tend to degrade himself or herself in society or
    bring him or her into public hatred, public disrepute, contempt, scorn, or ridicule, or that will tend to shock, insult or offend
    the community or public morals or decency or prejudice the POC FD in general.

    A quick Google search brings a lot of hits.

    Morals Clause for By-Laws
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    • #3
      I don't have ours on this computer, but I think they were something like:

      Members shall conduct themselves with due regard for public safety and morals, and shall act in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

      Members shall at no time conduct themselves in a manner that would cast the Department in a negative light or damage the public faith and perception of the Department in any way.

      Any member that breaks a federal, state, or local law that results in an arrest, indictment, or conviction, other than a traffic citation, shall report the arrest or conviction to the Chief within 24 hours.

      Any member arrested, indicted, convicted, or whom fails to report an arrest or conviction timely and as required, is subject to the full range of discipline by the Department.

      Any member disciplined for an arrest or indictment, whom is subsequently cleared, may petition the Department to remove the disciplinary sanctions against the member. The burden of proof is on the member to prove the member has been cleared and is no longer subject to criminal sanctions. The Department is under no obligation to remove the sanctions unless the member proves the member has been cleared AND at no time used poor judgement or acted in a manner inconsistent with these by-laws.


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