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Code Of Ethics

This Code of Ethics describes the minimum standards of conduct and behavior that we expect of all our business owners, employee's and contractors that do business with Aptitude Security in all of their business dealings.


The purpose of the Code is to protect and promote Aptitude Security's values by promoting ethical and responsible conduct. In doing so, Aptitude Security enhances its own and its instructing clients reputation.

Our Values

  • Commitment - We are committed to our clients; providing them with outstanding service in a timely and professional manner.

  • Safety & Security - To create a business that meets and exceeds the Government’s Protective Security Requirements for managing personnel, physical and information security, while providing a career pathway for our business owners, employees and contractors.

Conflicts of interest

Personnel must avoid situations where their personal interests interfere or appears to interfere with the interests of Aptitude Security or our clients. Business owners or contractors must not undertake security services or investigations whereby a belief could be formed that their involvement has some personal or intimated personal interest in the event or subject.


Business owners, employee's and contractors must endeavor to protect the confidentiality of all non-public information they become privy to during the course of their roles. Confidential information must not be divulged to a third party except where expressly authorized by law or by consent of the business owners and the subject of the information.

Legal Compliance


Compliance with all statutory and contractual obligations is fundamental to Aptitude Security's values and business.

Business owners and contractors will:

  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

  • Comply with and work within the requirements outlined in any contractual arrangement with a our clients.


The public perception of our security personnel or investigators providing services to our clients is important and can reflect on the perception of the client itself.

Business owners and contractors will:

  • Conduct Aptitude Security's assignments with honesty and integrity.

  • Maintain its independence from instructing clients and highlight this independence when dealing with third parties.

  • Act at all times within the values laid out in this Code of Ethics cornerstone document.

  • Fundamentally treat all people with dignity and respect and in line with the laws of New Zealand.

  • Not act in a way that could bring Aptitude Security or their clients into disrepute.

Compliance With This Code

All Personnel should be familiar with this Code. Failure to comply with it may lead to disciplinary action and, in serious cases, dismissal or censure. All business owners will be required to sign and adhere to this code.

Reporting concerns

Any person who becomes aware of a breach or suspected breach of this Code should report it to the Human Resource Manager in the first instance. Where necessary the complaint shall be investigated and reported to the owners of Aptitude Security.


Where a breach or suspected breach has occurred, which may impact on the business or public perception of a client, this breach will be brought to the client's attention at the earliest opportunity and all information relating to the matter shall be provided to the client.

Foundation document

Along with individual contracts this Code is a foundation and fundamental document to assist the business operation of Aptitude Security. It may be subject to change or review in a fluid business environment but adherence to it is a prerequisite for all business owners or contractors wishing to be part of Aptitude Security.

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