Vision, Mission and Ethics
Seek Excellence, Remain Vigilant, Involve Community, Enforcement
We, the members of the Oro Valley Police Department, are dedicated to providing excellent service through partnerships that build trust, prevent crime and promote a safe environment to enhance the quality of life.
We are Committed to these Values
We believe every individual must be treated with dignity and respect. The foundation of professional service is based upon fair and equal treatment of all people.
We adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards. We are consistent in, and accountable for, all of our actions.
We are committed to quality of performance using teamwork - to achieve comprehensive and common goals.
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 violence or disorder; to respect the Constitutional rights of all men 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; be constantly mindful of the welfare or others; and honest 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 personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I 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 trust 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 profession...law enforcement.