Mission & Vision

The Sheriff’s Mission 
The sheriff, as one of many offices of government, shall work toward creating a high quality of life in the community by actively working with residents, elected and appointed officials and other government agencies to reduce crime and the fear of it, as well as protect lives and property from criminal act or traffic mishap.  In order to accomplish our mission, we will concentrate our efforts on cooperative, proactive crime prevention measures; engage in visible and directed patrol efforts to deter crime and traffic problems; to use human initiative, systematic and thorough techniques and available technology to identify, apprehend and bring to justice criminal offenders; to recover and return stolen property to victims as quickly as possible; to move traffic as safely and expeditiously as possible; and, to provide the highest level of public service directed toward community problem-solving. 
Our Vision 
A society free from crime and disorder remains an unachieved ideal. Nevertheless, consistent with the values of a free society, we will strive to achieve as closely as possible that ideal. We will provide friendly service of superior quality and value, which best meets the needs and expectations of our community. We will achieve that purpose through an organization and 
work environment which attracts the finest people, fully develops and challenges individual talents, encourages free and spirited collaboration to drive the organization ahead and maintains the sheriff’s office’s historic principles of integrity and commitment to do the right thing. 
Law Enforcement Values 
  • Human life and dignity are above all else.
  • Unquestioned integrity is the basis for community trust.
  • Belief in and respect for principles embodied in the Constitution and recognition of the authority of duly enacted laws.
  • Striving for personal and professional excellence and demonstrating pride in our work.
  • Law enforcement is accountable to the residents they serve, who are the source of legitimate law enforcement authority.
  • A belief that cooperation and teamwork enable the sheriff to combine diverse backgrounds, skills and styles to achieve common goals.
  • The foundation of harmonious relationships, which create a willingness of the public to work with the sheriff, is simple friendliness.
  • The sheriff’s office’s effectiveness is achieved when the sheriff and the public work together to identify and solve community problems.
  • Pride in ourselves, our profession and our sheriff’s office - knowing that we are doing important work for the citizens of our community.