IPSC Range Officer’s Creed

  1. Safety shall always be my primary goal, with efficiency and speed of the competition as secondary factors.
  2. It is a privilege and an honour to serve as a Range Officer and I shall act accordingly.
  3. It is my duty to assist all competitors in their attempts to accomplish their goals and not to hinder them by undue harassment and authoritarian behaviour.
  4. I shall put aside personal prejudices and act as an impartial judge at all times.
  5. I shall keep my opinions to myself and shall not be critical of any individual beyond the field of contest.
  6. I will thoroughly familiarize myself with all current regulations, match rules and attendant subjects.
  7. I will be firm and fair in all judgmental calls made during the course of a stage, and be prepared to state in a clear and concise manner my reasons for such calls to the particular competitor or any Range Official.
  8. During the course of a stage, my attention shall be clearly focused on the particular competitor I am assigned to observe, and I shall not permit my attention to be misdirected or lax.
  9. Prior to and during a stage, I shall never consume any alcoholic beverage or narcotic. I understand that if I violate this rule, I may be suspended or barred from serving as a Range Official in the future.
  10. I shall confer only with my fellow Range Officers and Match Officials concerning the behaviour of any competitor and any decisions to be rendered.
  11. I shall exercise due consideration for the personal emotions of any competitor, and shall act in a manner so as not to embarrass or disturb the competitor any more than is absolutely necessary.
  12. I shall strive to never give even the appearance of wrongdoing.