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2013 Goals of the Monroe Police Department
The principal mission of the Monroe Police Department is to serve the community by protecting life and property; by preventing crime; by enforcing laws; and maintaining order for all citizens. We respect and protect the rights of all citizens and perform our duties with honesty, zeal, courage, discretion, fidelity and sound judgment.
Central to our mission are the values that guide our work and decisions and help us to contribute to the quality of life in Monroe. Our values are characteristics or qualities of worth. They are non-negotiable. Although we may need to balance them, we will never ignore them for the sake of expediency or personal preference. We hold our values constantly before us to teach and remind us and the community of our ideals. They are the foundation upon which our policies, goals, and operations are built.
In fulfilling our mission, we need the support of citizens, elected representatives, government officials and the criminal justice system in order to provide the quality of service our values commit us to providing.
We, the members of the Monroe Police Department, value:
LAWS AND THE CONSTITUTION
Human Life - We value human life above all else, therefore we give first priority to situations which threaten life. We use force only when necessary. We treat all persons with courtesy and respect, and we are caring and compassionate.
Laws and the Constitution - We believe in the principles embodied in the Constitution. We recognize the the authority of federal, state and local laws. We respect and protect the rights of all citizens. We treat all persons fairly and without favoritism. We are knowledgeable of the law and obey the law.
Integrity - We believe it is the basis for community trust. We are honest and truthful. We are consistent in our beliefs and actions. We are role models for our community.
Excellence - We strive for personal and professional excellence. We do our best and have a vision for the future. We seek adequate resources: staffing, facilities, equipment, training, salaries and benefits. We recruit and hire the best, we train and develop our employees to their highest potential. We meet statewide recognized law enforcement standards and lead by example.
Accountability - We are accountable to each other and to the citizens we serve. We acknowledge our mistakes and are open to constructive criticism. We thoroughly investigate complaints against our employees and take appropriate disciplinary action and or remedial action when necessary.
Co-operation - We believe that cooperation and teamwork will enable us to achieve common goals, therefore, we work as a team. We strive to understand those who disagree with us and seek the help an cooperation of others. We seek to resolve conflict and rely on community support and involvement.
Problem Solving - We are most effective when we help identify and solve community problems. We work to anticipate and prevent problems. We give a high priority to preventing crime and helping citizens feel safe. we realize that crime is a community problem. We listen to problems and complaints with sympathy and sensitivity.
Loyalty - We are loyal capable people who care about each other. Striving together doing important and satisfying work for the citizens of Monroe.