Mission Statement & Code of Ethics
We provide essential services to our citizens by utilizing our principles and honoring the differences of all who contribute.
- People are responsible for their own lives, behaviors and decisions
- Principles are what we are going to be known and remembered for
- Priorities must be chosen based on what is really important before it becomes urgent
- Human interaction should be in the spirit of cooperation for mutual benefit to achieve win / win outcomes
- Understanding the other position will lead to organizational growth
- Synergy within and outside the organization will lead to a whole vastly greater than the sum of its parts
Our people are our most valuable resource. We rely on them to represent who we are as an organization. Providing for their needs is as important as providing services to the community.
Principles of Character
Strict adherence to the core character principles will communicate to those we interact with that we are worthy of their confidence and trust.
First Things First
We value prioritizing our tasks and managing our time to ensure important tasks are completed before they become urgent, while still accomplishing all tasks we are responsible for.
Relationships with Others
We value all relationships and interactions. We strive for each relationship to be "win / win or no deal" because we value current and future relationships.
Understanding of Others
We value the differences, opinions, perspectives and beliefs of others. Only by understand and valuing others will we be on the road to synergy.
We value the strength and diversity synergy brings with it. The creative cooperation that comes with synergy creates a whole that has the potential to be vastly greater than all of the parts put together.
Code of Ethics
All employees shall read and abide by the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
As a law enforcement employee, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice. I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession...law enforcement.