Constitution and applicable laws of our
state so that equal protection of the law
and due process are guaranteed to everyone.
To that end, my employees and I shall not
permit personal opinions, bias, prejudice,
party affiliations, or consideration of the
status of others to alter or lessen these
I SHALL ESTABLISH, PROMULGATE, AND ENFORCE
standards of behavior for my employees
consistent with the responsibilities,
duties, obligations, and functions of my
office as Sheriff.
I SHALL NOT TOLERATE,
NOR CONDONE, brutal, cruel or inhumane
treatment of others by my employees, nor by
inmates in my care and custody.
I SHALL ADHERE, at all times, to the
standards and principles of honesty and
integrity, and I shall keep my private and
political life unsullied as an example to
I SHALL FOLLOW SOUND principles of efficient
and effective administration and management
as the primary criteria for my judgments and
decisions in the allocation of resources and
services in fulfilling the responsibilities,
duties obligations and functions of my
office as sheriff.
I SHALL ENDEAVOR to recruit, hire, and
promote only those persons who are the
very best candidates for a position
according to standards of objectivity and
I SHALL ENSURE that all employees are
appropriately trained and supervised
to enhance the performance of their duties
so that competent and excellent service
is provided by the office of Sheriff.
I SHALL ENSURE that, during my tenure, I
shall not use the office of Sheriff for
personal gain or self-aggrandizement, and in
all things well and truly behave myself in
office according to the best of my skill and
I ACCEPT AND WILL ADHERE TO THIS CODE OF
ETHICS. In doing so, I also
accept responsibility for encouraging others
in my profession to abide by this code.
We value life and dignity above all else.
We give first priority to situations that
We use force only when necessary.
We treat all persons with courtesy and
We are compassionate and caring.
We believe integrity is the basis of
community trust. Therefore:
We are honest and truthful.
We are consistent in our beliefs and
We hold ourselves to high standards of moral
and ethical conduct.
We are role models for the community.
We strive for personal and professional
We do our best.
We seek adequate resources in staffing,
facilities, equipment, training, salaries,
We recruit and hire the best people.
We are receptive to new ideas, to change.
We meet state-recognized law enforcement
We lead by example.
We work toward realistic,
We believe that cooperation and team work
will enable us to combine our diverse
backgrounds, skills and styles to achieve
common goals. Therefore:
We work as a team.
We strive to understand those who disagree
We seek the help and cooperation of others.
We seek to resolve conflicts.
We rely on community support and
We share our responsibility to serve the
citizens of Jefferson County with many other
agencies and organizations.