Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office commits to securing a safe and prosperous community and cultivating the trust and respect of all those we serve by providing exemplary law enforcement services.
Within three years, the MCSO will be “One Team” of diverse professionals empowered and collaborating internally and externally to accomplish our mission.
Because we value integrity…
I will do the right thing, even when no one is looking.
I am transparent and openly share information with my colleagues, partners, and the community.
I hold my team members to high standards and expect them to do the same for me.
I will do what I say I will do.
I follow up and follow through in order to build trust.
Because we value respect...
I listen to my colleagues, community members, and collaborative organizations.
I seek to understand.
I treat others the way I want my loved ones to be treated.
I am compassionate and helpful.
I acknowledge and overcome my personal biases in order to treat everyone with dignity.
I am considerate of all property, beliefs, symbolism, and perspectives.
I conduct myself in a way that earns respect and hold my teammates to high standards.
Because we value teamwork…
I collaborate and share knowledge while building strong relationships.
I seek out different points of view, regardless of rank or position, in order to find the best outcome.
I approach challenges with an open-mind.
I work to build others up in all I do.
I give and receive feedback in a constructive way that is aligned with our values.
Because we value excellence…
I intentionally learn from my mistakes in order to continuously improve and commit to not repeat mistakes.
I give my best every day and am passionate about our work.
I am proud of our profession and set the highest standards for my training and personal conduct.
I empower and mentor others in order to create more leaders within the organization and community.
CODE OF ETHICS
As a constitutionally elected Sheriff, I recognize and accept that I am given a special trust and confidence by the citizens and employees whom I have been elected to serve, represent and manage. This trust and confidence is my bond to ensure that I shall behave and act according to the highest personal and professional standards. In furtherance of this pledge, I will abide by the following Code of Ethics.
I SHALL ENSURE that I and my employees, in the performance of our duties, will enforce and administer the law according to the standards of the U.S. Constitution and applicable State Constitutions and statutes so that equal protection of the law is guaranteed to everyone. To that end I shall not permit personal opinions, party affiliations, or consideration of the status of others to alter or lessen this standard of treatment of others.
I SHALL ESTABLISH, PROMULGATE AND ENFORCE a set of standards of behavior of my employees which will govern the overall management and operation of the law enforcement functions, court-related activities, and corrections operations of my agency.
I SHALL NOT TOLERATE NOR CONDONE brutal or inhumane treatment of others by my employees nor shall I permit or condone inhumane or brutal treatment of inmates in my care and custody.
I STRICTLY ADHERE to standards of fairness and integrity in the conduct of campaigns for election and I shall confirm to all applicable statutory standards of election financing and reporting so that the Office of Sheriff is not harmed by the actions of myself or others.
I SHALL ROUTINELY CONDUCT or have conducted an internal and external audit of the public funds entrusted to my care and publish this information so that citizens can be informed about my stewardship of these funds.
I SHALL FOLLOW the accepted principle of efficient and effective administration and management as the principle criteria for my judgments and decisions in the allocation of resources and services in law enforcement, court related and corrections functions of my Office.
I SHALL HIRE AND PROMOTE only those employees or other who are the very best candidates for a position according to accepted standards of objectivity and merit. I shall not permit other factors to influence hiring or promotion practices.
I SHALL ENSURE that all employees are granted and receive relevant training supervision in the performance of their duties so that competent and excellent service is provided by the Office of the Sheriff.
I SHALL ENSURE that during my tenure as Sheriff, I shall not use the Office of the Sheriff for private gain.
I ACCEPT AND WILL ADHERE TO THIS CODE OF ETHICS. In so doing, I also accept responsibility for encouraging others in my profession to abide by this code.
As a Deputy Sheriff, I recognize that I am given a special trust and confidence by the Sheriff and the public that I serve. This trust and confidence is my bond to ensure that I shall behave and act according to the highest professional principles. In furtherance of this pledge, I will abide by the following Code of Ethics:
I SHALL ENSURE that in the performance of my duties, I will enforce and administer the law according to the principles of the United States Constitution and applicable laws of our state, so that equal protection of the law and due process are guaranteed to everyone. To that end, I shall not permit personal opinions, biases, prejudices, party affiliation, or consideration of the status of others to alter or lessen these principles.
I SHALL DEMONSTRATE standards of behavior consistent with the responsibilities, duties, obligations, and functions of a Deputy Sheriff.
I SHALL NOT ENGAGE IN NOR CONDONE brutal, cruel, or inhumane treatment of others or of inmates in my care and custody.
I SHALL ADHERE, at all times, to the standards and principles of honesty and integrity, and I shall keep my private life unsullied as an example to all.
I SHALL ENSURE that there is proper use and accountability of property and funds entrusted to my care.
I SHALL PRACTICE sound judgments and decisions in fulfilling the assigned responsibilities, duties and functions of my position as Deputy Sheriff.
I SHALL ENDEAVOR to maintain those standards of objectivity and merit for which I was hired, to the best of my ability.
I SHALL ENDEAVOR to perform my duties in a competent and excellent manner according to the standards given to me in my training and supervision.
I SHALL ENSURE that during my tenure I shall not use the position of Deputy Sheriff for personal gain or self-aggrandizement, and I will conduct myself in the position of Deputy Sheriff according to the best of my skill and power.
I ACCEPT and will adhere to this Code of Ethics. In so knowing I also accept responsibility for encouraging others in my profession to abide by this Code.