Principles and Values
WE RESPECT LIFE… We hold the preservation of life as our sacred duty. Our
value of human life sets our priorities.
WE REVERE THE TRUTH… We will pursue truth, honesty and justice with
vigor. We will accept nothing less in our organization.
WE DEMONSTRATE INTEGRITY… We value organizational and personal
integrity which is essential to the success of our department. Anything less is
WE PRIZE LOYALTY… We value personal commitment and loyalty as essential
to the best interest of public safety and professional law enforcement. Loyalty is
the foundation upon which trust is built within our department and the
community we serve.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE… We will encourage and support our
members in their efforts to achieve the highest professional and ethical
standards and quality of service to the public.
WE CONDUCT OURSELVES WITH DIGNITY… We recognize that our
personal conduct, both on and off duty, is inseparable from the professional
reputation of both the officer and the department.
WE HONOR OUR POLICE POWERS… We understand that our police powers
are derived from the people we serve. We do not tolerate the abuse of our
WE ENFORCE THE LAW… We recognize that our basic responsibility is to
enforce the law of the land for the general good while respecting the rights and
dignity of each individual regardless of race, creed, color and sex. Our role is to
resolve problems through the law not to judge and punish. We will use only that
amount of force necessary.
WE SEEK COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP… We view the people of our
community as partners who deserve our concern, care and attention. We are
committed to reducing the fear of crime in our community, and we endeavor to
do this by creating partnerships in our neighborhoods.
WE STRIVE TO IMPROVE… We can never be satisfied with the status quo.
We must aim for continuous improvement in serving the public in an ever changing
WE VALUE COURAGE… We realize that both physical and moral courage are
essential if we are to live the values we believe in.