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 Mission and Value Statements

We, the professional employees of the Office of the Chickasaw County Sheriff, strive to improve the quality of life in our county by protecting life and property, maintaining order, and reducing crime, through education and prevention.

In cooperation with the citizens, we are dedicated to upholding the Constitution and law of the United States of America, the State of Iowa and the laws and regulations within our agency's jurisdiction. We will remember that in the execution of our duties we act not for ourselves but for the public we see.

We will detain legally committed individuals in a safe, secure and humane facility within the Chickasaw County Jail. We will accomplish this goal through constant vigilance and compliance with policies, standards, and progressive prescribed procedures.

Integrity

We maintain the trust of the citizens by being honest, compassionate and consistent in our beliefs and actions. We hold ourselves responsible to the highest standards of personal and professional ethical conduct.

Respect

We respect the sanctity of life and the dignity of all people. We must maintain courageous calm in the face of violence and use only that force which is reasonable and necessary to accomplish our lawful duty.

Fairness

We treat everyone as we want to be treated by being objective, courteous and equitable.

Pride

We take pride our Department and its historical heritage. We have chosen an honorable way to serve mankind. We are dedicated to professionalism, service and moral courage.



Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception; the weak against oppression or intimidation; and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all persons to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honesty in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit my personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminal, will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trsut to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen professional law enforcement.
 
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