Department Vision Statement and Core Values

A Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency
"Committed to Excellence"

Core Values

Agency Vision Statement:

Through our commitment to excellence, we will advance our status as a model, progressive law enforcement agency with a well-trained, innovative, and diverse workforce, who earn the trust and respect of those we serve.

Core Values:

  1. Honesty: We are trusted peers, principled individuals, and irreproachable in our duties and our performance.  We never shy away from doing what is right and just, as our core belief is that the truth is the most powerful tool we have.
  2. Excellence: We are role models to those we serve, and we strive to always exceed expectations through the pursuit of the highest standards.
  3. Innovation: We challenge expectations by seeking out creative solutions to problems, and by embracing innovation as a way to transform our community and profession.
  4. Approachable: By engaging in non-judgmental interactions, listening to understand, and demonstrating patience and empathy, we create an environment where our community is eager to engage with us.
  5. Accountable: We provide clear reasoning for our decisions, take responsibility for our actions, and actively learn from our mistakes.  In doing so, we honor our commitments to the community and earn credibility and trust.
  6. Compassion: We value every interaction and demonstrate genuine concern, care, and empathy to those we serve.  We recognize the perspectives of those we serve may be different than our own, and suspend judgement so we can seek understanding and preserve the dignity of all.
  7. Integrity: We base our daily decision making on our principles, ethics, and our desire to always do the right thing, even when it is hard.
  8. Dedicated: We are steadfast in our devotion to maintaining a sense of pride and camaraderie in our department, while faithfully and selflessly protecting the community we serve.