Studies police responsibility within a law enforcement agency, and between criminal justice agencies and the public, and sources of police authority, both legal and moral responsibilities examined. Emphasizes principles, values and theories which underpin and shape effective and ethical policing to promote sound decision making skills, and moral vulnerability of those who practice policing is illustrated. Examines conflicts of interest, police corruption and abuse of power, individual and organizational strategies promoting high levels of integrity and professionalism throughout police service. Provides review of applicable case law relating to police officer misconduct and resultant liability, history of civil service process, impact of labor efforts and contemporary components of police personnel systems. Officer-agency labor relations, collective bargaining, police associations and unions and relevant labor law examined.