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The mission of the Haskins Police Department is to provide, in partnership with our community, professional and effective police service and to serve with pride and integrity.

We, the members of the Haskins Police Department, believe that our work has a vital impact on the quality of life in our community. To demonstrate our commitment to our profession, we subscribe to the following values:

Integrity: Integrity is the firm adherence to a code of moral values; behavior characterized by honesty, uprightness and sincerity. Public trust can only exist with our integrity and respect for one another and for the community which we proudly serve. The foundation of the Haskins Police Department is the high level of integrity of its employees, both in their occupational and personal life.

Commitment to Employees: The department recognizes that its employees are vital to the successful delivery of police services. We believe we can achieve our highest potential by actively involving our employees in solving problems and improving police services. We support an organizational climate of mutual trust and respect. As Police Officers, we must stand shoulder to shoulder to complete all tasks which we are sworn to uphold. We will strive to work with each other towards reaching the common goal of unity and brotherhood and strive to help one another achieve the highest standards of being a member of the Haskins Police Department.

Community Partnership: Recognizing that police agencies were established as a result of society's voluntary limitation of personal freedoms, we encourage and expect the participation of the community in facilitating solutions to problems of mutual concern. We therefore solicit and support assistance from all members of this community regardless of their race, sex, creed, national origin or social status.

Community Sensitive Policing: Department members shall uphold laws in an ethical, impartial, courteous, and professional manner while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons. We shall strive to achieve a balance between enforcement and community needs which reflects both the spirit and the letter of the law. Each member shall strive to be professional, calm, and restrained in the face of violence or danger and apply only that force which is necessary to accomplish our lawful duty.

Professionalism: Recognizing the changing and diverse needs of the community, the Haskins Police Department promotes and encourages a policy of professional and individual excellence which is delivered and enhanced by continuing education and training. Each member of the Haskins Police Department understands and expects that in order to maintain the highest degree of professionalism, each member must and shall be held accountable for their actions. It is only with an accepted degree of accountability can we expect to gain the trust of the community that we serve.

We realize fully that the expression of ideas is meaningless unless actively practiced. The integrity and professionalism demanded of members of the Haskins Police Department shall ensure the proper, lawful, and unbiased application of police powers.