Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 9:00 am PST
Commanding Officer of E Division & Constable Ryan Fulcher
Code of Conduct Hearing of the RCMP
1 allegation: section 7.1
Hearing to be held in Penticton, British Columbia
Venue yet to be determined
Section 7 Discreditable Conduct
As a member of the RCMP, you should at all times, whether on or off duty, consider how your actions and behaviours will affect your ability to preserve your credibility and the trust of the public. These two elements are necessary to effectively carry out policing duties. Given the nature of your duties and responsibilities, any criminal behaviour would be considered discreditable.
Discreditable behaviour is based on a test that considers how the reasonable person in society, with knowledge of all relevant circumstances, including the realities of policing in general and the RCMP in particular, would view the behavior. It is recognized in law that the behaviour of the member, by reason of their profession as a police officer, is held to a higher standard than that of the ordinary citizen.
Source: RCMP documents, Code of Conduct and RCMP information website.