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Academy Core Values

ACADEMY PHILOSOPHY:

* Tell the truth.
* Do your best, no matter how trivial the task.
* Choose the hard right over the easy wrong.
* Look out for the group before you look out for yourself.
* Don't whine or make excuses.
* Judge others by their actions and not their race.
* Pay close attention to detail.
* Undertake every task expediently.
* Be performance oriented for both quality and quantity of work.

ACADEMY CORE VALUES:

INTEGRITY:  Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle, absolute truthfulness, and honesty.  Integrity does not stand alone, it is supported by the other key values:  Fairness, Respect, Honesty, Courage and Compassion.

FAIRNESS:  A value characterized by freedom from prejudice or favoritism.  Fairness is the essential attribute of impartiality and is a cornerstone of the relationship between the citizenry and those sworn to protect and serve them.  Law enforcement officers must treat all witnesses, victims and suspects fairly without reference to personal feelings, beliefs or interest.  Fairness requires respect for cultural and ethnic diversity.

RESPECT:  A value that denotes national pride and a high regard for all citizens, the Constitution, and authority of office.  Law enforcement officers must show respect for others through temperance, fairness, and civility in the execution of their duties and conduct of their personal lives.

HONESTY:  Honesty means being trustworthy and sincere in accordance with experience and facts.  Lying, cheating, stealing, or the appearance of impropriety are unacceptable to the profession of law enforcement.

COURAGE: A value that law enforcement officers must possess to preserve life and property.  Courage is control under adversity or fear and the ability to do what is right.  Courage is the value that prompts law enforcement officers to take control, and if necessary, risk their lives to defend and protect human life.

COMPASSION:  A value that is inherent to understanding or sympathy for victims or another's suffering.  Compassion is the ability to restore order to others' lives while controlling and understanding personal feelings, which influence individual actions.  Humility is a necessary attribute of compassion.