primary mission of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office is to provide a
safe and secure environment for the residents and visitors of Volusia
County through department programs and community policing efforts. This
goal will only be accomplished through a mutually cooperative
relationship between the Sheriff's Office, the other Volusia County law
enforcement agencies, and the community it serves.
together, we can maintain the peace, provide safety and security for our
citizens, and reduce crime and/or the fear of crime.
Sheriff's Office will seek to understand and confront the underlying
problems that lead to most calls for service. Through problem solving
and community policing, the Sheriff's Office will seek to significantly
improve the quality of life for its citizens, and enhance the experience
of visitors to Volusia County.
successful in our mission, we require the commitment of the
administration, every employee of the Sheriff's Office, and the citizens
of the County, all working together to maintain the Volusia County
Sheriff's Office as a trusted source for assistance.
Sheriff's Office personnel will make every contact with the community a
positive one, a contact that places us a step closer to a partnership
with every resident they meet. Members will be courteous and helpful at
foundation of this organization is defined by its employee's honesty,
moral standards, compassion, sincerity, and caring attitude. To
accomplish this mission, the following pillars of character must be the
basis for all our actions:
To be worthy of the trust that has been placed in us, each
member will conduct all of our affairs with honesty, reliability,
loyalty, and integrity. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office demands the
highest level of integrity from its employees. Integrity is the hallmark
of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office and we are committed to the
highest performance standards, ethical conduct, and truthfulness in all
relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take
pride in a professional level of service to all.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office recognizes that its
members are its greatest asset, and our actions shall reflect this
belief. The members will respect the citizens and recognize their ethnic
and cultural diversity. We will respect each other as professionals and
fellow human beings. Every person, regardless of personal status, will
be afforded every courtesy and right to which they are entitled. It will
be our ongoing effort to strive to bring equal justice and dignity to
all whom we come in contact.
We will strive for personal and professional excellence,
dedication to duty and delivery of quality service to the public. We are
part of a team dedicated to the safety and protection of our community.
Our actions will reflect intelligent, sincere, efficient, and courteous
service. The Sheriff's Office will make a commitment to provide only the
best, most knowledgeable personnel possible and will strive to keep
training and education a priority.
Volusia County Sheriff's Office has made a commitment to the community
to provide the highest level of service possible. This shall be
accomplished through our Community Policing Program and by maintaining
our national and state accredited status by meeting or exceeding the
standards established by the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation
and the Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. Our
policies and procedures reflect this goal. Our staff is dedicated to
this service standard. Ultimately this dedication will benefit the
community, the department, and the individual staff member.
Each member of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office will treat
every person with fairness, justice, and openness. Our interaction with
the public will be impartial, without favoritism or prejudice. We will
hear people out, listen to them, and consider what they have to say
before making decisions. We will be sure that the consequences for
misbehavior are consistent, certain and proportional to the wrongdoing.
We will be compassionate and considerate in our dealings with
the community and the victims of crime. The Volusia County Sheriff's
Office has a philosophy and tradition of giving of our time, support,
comfort, and selves to improve the lives of those in need.
As highly visible role models in the community, we will be
good citizens. We will pursue the common good and participate in making
things better by voicing our opinions, serving on community
organizations, and working with the rest of the community to make it a
better, cleaner and safer county. We will be exemplary in respecting and
obeying the law, thereby honoring the principles of democracy to which
we are committed.
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