In England and Wales those who decide to become police constables take an oath at the
point of becoming a constable. The oath, or attestation, is set within the legislation
of this country, and is as follows:

“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 law.”