Mission and Values
Mission and Values Statement Last Updated 11/13/2011
The mission of the St. Bernard Police Department is to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, to resolve problems among citizens, and to enhance public safety and quality of life through the delivery of fair and impartial police services.
We will fulfill our mission by basing our thoughts and actions in the following shared values:
Service to "Our Community"
We value the opportunity to provide service in a manner in which is fair, courteous, responsive and efficient. We respect and protect the worth, dignity and rights of all, regardless of religion, race, sex, or position.
We value candor, honesty and ethical behavior in members or our department. We commit to upholding our positions of trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards as set forth in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct.
Responsibility and Accountability
We value the need to use our resources effectively and to provide a spirit of open communication with our community. We accept responsibility for our actions and admit our mistakes to ensure that our behavior earns the support and trust of all segments of the public.
We value professionalism by maintaining a clear sense of commitment, perspective and direction. We foster professionalism through an environment of teamwork, innovation and constant self-evaluation. We commit to quality, timeliness and excellence in our service to the community. Therefore, we pledge to meet or exceed nationally recognized law enforcement standards in every duty we undertake, to ensure this community's confidence and trust in us.
Pride and Satisfaction in Our Profession
We value our work as a source of enjoyment and satisfaction. We take pride in our accomplishments as an integral part of this community. We enjoy serving the law enforcement profession with the St. Bernard Police Department. We serve the community of St. Bernard proudly!