PRESERVING THE PEACE
ENFORCING THE LAW
PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY
PREVENTING AND DETERRING CRIME
REGULATION OF NON-CRIMINAL CONDUCT
Employees of the department shall serve the public
by direction, counsel and in other ways that do not conflict with the discharge
of their responsibility. They shall respect and protect the rights of individuals
and perform their service with honesty, courage, discretion and sound judgment.
CODE OF ETHICS
As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; 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 men to liberty, equality, and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as a example to all; 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 in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land 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 feeling, prejudices, 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 the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and
ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...law enforcement.