Code of Ethics

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Code of Ethics

All IAAI Members agree to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics.

  • I will, as an arson 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 a hold for myself. I will never betray a confidence nor otherwise jeopardize their investigation.
  • 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; that it is more important to protect the innocent than to convict the guilty.