The oath

When you join the police as an officer you have to take an oath to uphold the law which you say in front of a magistrate when you are sworn in.
A male police officer
The Oath reads:

"I do solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will well and truly serve the Queen in the office of constable.

With fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality, upholding fundamental human rights and according equal respect to all people.

And that I will to the best of my power cause the peace to be kept and preserved, and prevent all offences against people and property and that while I continue to hold the said office I will to the best of my skill and knowledge discharge all the duties thereof, faithfully, according to the law.”

After officers swear the oath they are given a personal warrant card – their police badge.