Our department will conduct itself in a manner that is consistent with the District of Columbia's law enforcement code of conduct, national law enforcement standards, and the expectations of the citizens of the community.
Our department is committed to the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct. We are accountable to each other and to the citizens we serve. We believe integrity is the basis of trust between supervisors and staff, and between our department and citizens. Furthermore, these official powers shall not be used for personal profit or gain, or violate the Constitution or laws in performance of their work.
Our department will promote mutual acceptance and inclusion of all individuals, and we will maintain the highest standard of conduct and performance of our duties in a non-discriminatory, efficient, courteous, respectful, and ethical manner at all times.
Our department will improve the quality of life of those we serve through reducing fear and enhancing public safety.
Our department is committed to the fair and equitable treatment of all citizens as fundamentals to the delivery of professional police service.
Our department understands that effective and open communication at all levels is the cornerstone of trust. We value honest and constructive discussions of ideas, decisions and performances that help accomplish the goals of our department.
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