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; we are compassionate and caring.
LAWS AND CONSTITUTION
We believe in the principles embodied in the Constitution; we recognize the authority of federal, state and local laws, therefore:
We respect and protect the rights of all citizens; we treat all persons fairly and without favoritism; we are knowledgeable of the law; we obey the law.
We strive for personal and professional excellence, therefore:
We do our best; we have a vision for the future; we seek adequate resources: staffing, facilities, equipment, training, salaries, benefits; we recruit and hire the best; we train and develop our employees to their highest potential; we are committed to fair and equitable personnel practices; we provide organizational mobility; we recognize and reward good performance; we support reasonable risk-taking and are tolerant of honest mistakes; we are receptive to new ideas and to change; we work toward realistic mutually agreed upon goals; we meet statewide recognized law enforcement standards; we lead by example.
We are accountable to each other and to the citizens we serve, who are the source of our authority, therefore:
We communicate openly and honestly among ourselves and with the community; we understand the importance of community values and expectations; we are responsive to community concerns; we acknowledge our mistakes and are open to constructive criticism; we manage our resources effectively; we thoroughly investigate complaints against our employees; we take appropriate disciplinary action and or remedial action when needed.
We believe that cooperation and teamwork will enable us to combine our diverse backgrounds, skills and styles to achieve common goals, therefore:
We work as a team; we understand our role in achieving Department and Village goals and objectives; we share the responsibility to serve the citizens of Monroe with many other agencies and organizations; we strive to understand those who disagree with us; we seek the help and cooperation of others; we seek to resolve conflicts; we rely on community support and involvement.
We are most effective when we help identify and solve community problems, therefore:
We work to anticipate and prevent problems; we give a high priority to preventing crime and helping citizens feel safe; we actively seek opinions and ideas from others; we plan, analyze and evaluate; we recognize that crime is a community problem; we listen to problems and complaints with empathy and sensitivity; we seek innovative solutions.
LOYALTY AND OURSELVES
We are loyal, capable people who care about each other, striving together doing important and satisfying work for the citizens of Monroe and to the general public.