Our Department Regulations
⋆ Section 1 - Public Representation
As official representatives you are required to properly display what organization you stand for. After all, why did you apply if you aren’t going to show some pride and spirit?
1.1 (Authorized Heading)
It is a REQUIREMENT that you maintain the following heading in your profile biography while you are official representing us:
“(OFC,OFC1,CPL,SGT, SSG,2LT,1LT,CPT) Representative For @thepeacekeepers_us
Ex. “SGT Representative For @thepeacekeepers_us”
1.2 (Website Link)
It is also a REQUIREMENT that you list “www.thepeacekeepers-us” in your bio as your instagram website so people may easily access it just by clicking on it. Instagram makes it difficult to copy and paste text.
⋆ Section 2 - Preserving Image & Reputation
As official representatives, you are representing our organization. It is the same concept of how police officers represent their respective agencies. When presenting yourself to anyone outside of our organization, you are expected to maintain a formal and professional demeanor.
Utilizing basic courtesies such as: "Yes Sir, No Sir. Yes Ma'am, No Ma'am. Please, and Thank you’s. Hello, and Goodbye." is MANDATORY. As an organization that promotes law enforcement, we are subject to the same harsh criticism that law enforcement receives. If simple essentials like this can not be followed, then we do NOT wish to have you representing our organization.
2.2 (Proper Use of Grammar)
When speaking to any organization official and/or the public; you are expected to use proper spelling and grammar to present yourself as a competent and educated individual. Improper use of grammar and spelling include but not limited to: “u” “ur” “thx” etc..
2.3 (Personal Representation)
The Peacekeepers Organization does not want to dictate what you post on your own social media. However, you should heavily consider the kind of message others would perceive if you were to post/share/livestream any content that can be interpreted as unprofessional. (i.e. “revealing” photos, heavy or underage drinking, drug usage, offensive hand gestures, etc..)
⋆ Section 3 - Recruiting & Expansion
Recruiting is an important obligation you have as a Peacekeepers Representative. We are NOT looking for a high follower count nor a do we care for how many “likes” we receive. We care about having genuine people that care for what our organization stands for. One of our goals is to become a recognized name in the law enforcement community world wide.
Referring friends, family, co-workers, to follow us is a good start in expanding our reach to the community around us. Having those individuals reach out to their social circle would be going above and beyond.
We are constantly looking for new representatives. If you think someone has what it takes to be a representative with us or that they can bring something new to the table. Encourage them to apply and then let us know why they would be a good fit!
3.3 (Community Networking)
We love it when police officials and police agencies decide to follow our organization. We want to give them the proper recognition they deserve. You are encouraged to make contact with people and to offer to give them recognition on our page. We want to promote as many of our brothers and sisters as we can. After all, they do one of the most difficult and disrespected jobs in the world. It is the least we can do for them.
⋆ Section 4 - Content Recommendations
Our main tool that we use to work towards our goal; providing a better image and reputation for law enforcement is.. Content.
Ask yourself, what is the message behind this content? Does it promote a little police humor? Does it promote humanizing the badge? Does it promote deep meaning towards our community? Does it have anything to do with our mission statement? These are some of the things we consider before sharing it with our audience.
If you stumble on content worthy of sharing to our audience, but the content belongs to a third party.. Just follow these steps: 1. Make contact with the original owner and request permission for us (The Peacekeepers) to share it with our audience. 2. Once you receive approval from the owner, you should encourage them to come follow us! 3. Tag us (@thepeacekeepers_us) in the comment section and we will review your findings!
4.3 (Content Quality)
Per our submission guidelines, we can only accept content that is high quality in every aspect. Please refer to our “Posting Guidelines” located in our “Submit Content” section
⋆ Section 5 - Team Expectations
We have touched base on what we expect from you in the public’s eye. This section will focus on expectation WITHIN our team itself.
We expect you to be completely honest with any of our team members. Whether it be towards another Officer Representative or to the Chief himself. Integrity is one of our core values and we take it very seriously. We can’t stress this enough. We DO NOT want you representing our cause if you have NO INTEGRITY. Credibility is a very fragile characteristic among our representatives, and once that’s gone..so are you.
5.2 (Annoying and Degrading Behavior)
Annoying is defined as “Causing irritation or annoyance”. That means if you behave in annoying manner such as: spam posting, excessively messaging another staff member, or unwanted flirting, etc.. You will be warned, and if it is NOT corrected you will be reviewed for possible dismissal from the team. Degrading behavior is something we have ZERO tolerance for! You are NOT to call another staff member any degrading names, racial slurs, or anything that falls into a “degrading” category. Regardless if it was in a playful manner, it will be addressed the same way as if it was intentionally to hurt someone’s feelings.
To put it bluntly, your representative rank does not mean anything. It does not grant you any authority or power over another individual whether it be someone within our organization or outside of it. Us in the military call this “pulling rank”. You will NOT use your rank with us to persuade or force someone to do something for you. We do NOT demand anything, we politely ASK.
5.4 (Availability & Participation)
We understand that all our representatives have lives outside of our organization. We don’t expect you to be on all day every day. But there comes a point where you can be determined as a “inactive representative”. This is open to interpretation; if you’re not responding to conference messages but you are posting on your own personal social media account. Then we have to ask, “Why did you fill out an application to be part of an ACTIVE team?”. Of course, our management will take the first step by conducting a welfare check to make sure everything is well and also to gain insight for your lack of involvement. From there we will make the determination of what the best solution will be for you and our organization.
This is one of the things we take very seriously. The Peacekeepers Organization is fully prepared to take legal action against anyone found in in violation of our privacy regulations.
We say again, LEGAL ACTION. Some of our staff are Law Enforcement Officials and have no problem going about options of resolution. If you make it on board with us, we are trusting you with a certain degree of privacy.
You are NOT to disclose/compromise:
Any sensitive information submitted in our conference chat.
Any business or organization statistics.
Any personal information. (whether it be one of our followers or a staff member)
Any information regarding our screening practices.
Anything that would be considered morally wrong if disclosed to a third party
5.6 (Communication With Media Officials)
You are required to immediately notify The Office of The Chief if you have been contacted by any media sources or media officials in regards to our organization. You are NOT authorized to speak to the "media". This policy is an addition to (5.5) and it is to protect you and our organization.
5.7 (Mandated Reporting)
As a Peacekeeper's Representative, you are a mandated reporter for the blue community. You are required to report ANY suspicious, illegal, or dangerous activity that would be perceived to cause severe bodily/mental harm or death. Report your findings to The Office of The Chief with all necessary information such as the source, location, and any relative information. Examples include but not limited too; Child endangerment, child abuse, domestic violence, battery, sexual battery, potential suicide and murder.
There are many other things, but we just wanted to lay out the basics.
⋆ Section 7 - Have Fun!
Sometimes it may feel like work being a part of this organization. But we assure that your efforts won’t go unnoticed. Just remember you stand for a great cause and that many people fill out the application but don’t get selected. It’s fine to let loose and joke around a little! We’re one big team! And on behalf of the Chief and upper leadership, we are happy to have you with us!
⋆ Section 8 - Conclusion
Our duties and expectations are considered as our organization’s regulations. Our regulations are enforced by our Professional Standards Division which is consists of Captain Andrew (@a.falcioni), 1st Lieutenant Representative Tony (@toneygee15), Sergeant Representative Michael (@chefmfortner), and Sergeant Representative Grace (@cpdpe713). Any questions in regards to our duties and expectations may be forwarded to any of the above personnel.
If you wish to make a complaint anonymously, we have an option on our website that allows you to submit a complaint. From there we will investigate the matter further.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE, DISQUALIFY, SUSPEND ANY REPRESENTATIVE OR APPLICANT AT ANY TIME WITHOUT WARNING OR NOTICE.
⋆ Section 6 - Non-Competitive Agreement
The Peacekeepers Organization upholds a "Non-Competitive Agreement" with its team members. This agreement applies to any member holding an active position which restricts them from joining, assisting, or establishing a similar organization.