We intend to fulfill the challenging responsibilities through active participation in the following shared values:
Service To Our Community: We value the opportunity to provide service which is courteous, responsive, firm, efficient and fair. We regard the members of our community as partners and indispensable resources in a combined policing effort. Respect for the individual worth, dignity, and rights of all those we serve is the foundation of our department.
Integrity: We value and expect truth, honesty, and ethical behavior from the members of our organization. We are committed to upholding our position of public trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards and the utmost respect for the ordinances and laws of our city, state, and nation. Our role as peace keepers and enforcers of the law will not be compromised.
Employees: We value our fellow employees as the most important organizational asset. We realize our success depends on mutual respect, cooperation, and recognition of our co-workers. All employees will receive equitable and fair treatment and be provided the proper tools and training necessary to meet organizational goals and objectives.
Professionalism: We value the spirit of professionalism, having a clear sense of commitment, perspective, and direction. We encourage it by creating an environment that promotes teamwork, innovation, and constant evaluation of ourselves.
Pride and Enjoyment in Our Profession: We value our work as a source of enjoyment and satisfaction, we are proud our community, and our department, our accomplishments in the service, and our steadfast commitment to the protection of the Peace and Dignity of all the citizens we protect. We possess a great sense of pride serving our chosen profession with the Southport Police Department.