Department Principles

We have the spirit of professionalism, having a clear sense of commitment, perspective and direction. Our professional attitude is dedicated to high quality, timeliness and excellence in our service to our community.

We recognize that as members and representatives of the organization, we are accountable for our actions and omissions. We value the need for effective use of our resources and the straightforward communications with our department and the citizens we serve. We will work to ensure that our conduct earns the support and trust of all segments of the public that we serve.

We are proactive members of this organization and community. We are self-directed and self-motivated. We identify problems and develop and implement solutions to improve our quality of life. We value and respect diversity in the police department and community. We foster good will, understanding and equal treatment for all.

We realize that we alone cannot control crime, but must act in concert with the community, by providing preventive, investigative and enforcement services.

We value and expect candor, honesty and ethical behaviors in the members of our department. We are committed to upholding our positions of trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards as set forth in the law enforcement code of ethics and our own departmental principles.