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Code of Ethics

Each Member pledges to do the following:

  1. Maintain a high level of professional integrity and respect for the victims and suspects of crimes (and their property) while performing forensic evidence photography.
  2. Conduct business with honesty, integrity and the utmost professionalism at all times.
  3. Provide a professional and successful service that will establish and maintain the integrity of the evidence photographic community.
  4. Ensure that all products and services furnished shall be represented and manufactured with ingredients or materials of acceptable standards, approved by the applicable trade, profession, or industry.
  5. Perform all due diligence in the protection, backup and archiving of images to protect them from untimely loss.
  6. Protect the confidentiality of entrusted data, neither disclosing information to those not directly involved with the project, nor using this information for any purpose not expressly approved.
  7. Refrain from offering or providing excessive personal inducements to influence decision-makers concerning the award of contracts or assignments.
  8. Assume the moral obligation to conduct continuing research in the field (to increase knowledge with respect to all phases of operation, to assist in maintaining a competitive position, and to achieve better performance).
  9. Never, in any way, copy or represent distinguishing marks with intent to mislead the public.
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