o SERVICE: Putting responsibilities before self-interest, performing duties to meet the needs of others, promoting partnerships to identify and solve problems, and doing what is right for the community.
o RESPECT: Embrace individual character, personality, lifestyle, culture, ethnicity, and uniqueness as well as honor diverse life and work styles. We operate in a spirit of cooperation and value human dignity; however, expect the same consideration in return.
o DIGNITY: Always consider the right of a person to be valued and respected for his or her own sake, and to be treated ethically.
o HONOR: Always act with the utmost integrity, and be honest and truthful. Enforce the laws equally and without bias. Hold yourself and other members to the highest ethical standards.
o INTEGRITY: We place the highest value on honesty and adherence to a strict code of ethics; we will always engage in behavior that is beyond ethical reproach to maintain public confidence.
o KNOWLEDGE: We seek truth, awareness, and understanding through investigation, education, and experience.
o TEAMWORK: Teamwork is essential to the successful operation of the Department. The team must include all employees working in partnership with each other and the community to attain our goals.