Mission and Core Values

 

Mission

The mission of the George West Police Department is to provide professional police services in a fair and consistent manner, utilizing smart policing strategies while creating a strong bond with our community.  Our officers place a strong emphasis on being servant-leaders and leading by example.

Core Values

Integrity: The George West Police Department is committed to the highest level of moral principles and ethics.  All members of the department will adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, which is a part of this manual.

Honesty: We will be truthful and trustworthy at all times.

Fairness: We are committed to equal application of the law to offenders and members of the public as well as the equal application of rules and regulations to all members of the department.

Courage: We are dedicated to meeting all challenges with the courage needed to accomplish our mission.  Decisions are based on smart policing strategies and with the fortitude to recognize and make decisions that are both morally and ethically sound, even in the face of scorn and extreme opposition.  

Compassion:  We understand our role as community caretakers, and temper our application of the law with compassion and empathy.

Cooperation:  The George West Police Department believes in the motto of “Us with them”, not “Us versus them”, and strive to build a strong partnership with the citizens and stakeholders of our city.