We, O.E.I endeavor to eliminate unreliable, irresponsible and incompetent members from our profession, to foster and perpetuate a spirit of cooperation among our God and the laws of the Province of Ontario.
We, at O.E.I, declare that our fundamental duty is to serve mankind, to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.
We will keep our private lives unsullied as an example to all, maintain courageous and calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others.
Honest in thought and deed in both our personal and official life, we will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the ethics of our profession. Whatever we see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to us in our official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of our duty.
We will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities of friendships to influence our decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, we will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear of favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force of violence and never accepting bribes or gratuities.
O.E.I recognizes the badge of profession as symbol of public faith and we accept it as a public trust to be held so long as we are true to the ethics of the private investigation service. We will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating ourselves before God to our chosen profession..........private investigation.