“Dedication, Duty, and Honor”
The mission of the Decatur Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing an environment where people can live safely and without fear.
The men and women of the Decatur Police Department are committed to serving the citizens of Decatur by providing quality services to the community by utilizing both time-tested methods and innovative approaches to crime prevention and enforcement. We will continue to adhere to the highest ethical and moral professional standards and safeguard the constitutional rights of all people. Our communication with the public will be direct, open, and respectful. We will value our differences, recognizing that there is strength in both. Our goal is excellence and we will accept nothing less.
We will be Fair in mind and judgment. We will always maintain an Impartial and Unprejudiced attitude.
We will treat all people with Equality.
We will always Respect the rights of all citizens, holding these rights in the highest esteem and regard.
We will maintain a code of Honor and demonstrate that code with behavior that is becoming and worthy.
We understand that to be respected we must act in accordance with principles of Honor.
We will always act with firmness and demonstrate Courage in our actions.
We will strive to achieve Wisdom and understand that Wisdom is knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action.
We understand that we have a burden of Responsibility for our actions and that we are Accountable for all we do.
We will always demonstrate Compassion for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
We believe in the principles of Professionalism and we will demonstrate these principles on all our actions.
We adhere to the concepts of Loyalty and we will apply these concepts by being Faithful to the Constitution and to our leadership.
We Revere the truth and we will demonstrate this Reverence by being Truthful in all our endeavors and by demonstrating a deep Respect to an oath of Truthfulness.
We will always demonstrate our Commitment to our community, our family, and to our profession.
We believe in the use of sound Common Sense in the performance of our day-to-day duties.
We will always attempt to conduct ourselves in a nobility of manner or style that will demonstrate the Dignity of our profession while always assuring that we also respect the Dignity of others.