MISSION, VISION, VALUES, & ETHICS
The mission of the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is to serve, protect and defend the community with integrity and sound judgment, in a manner respectful of the trust that has been placed upon us, while preserving the rights and dignity of all.
Our vision is to ensure the future quality of our citizens. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office sets the standard in public safety through innovation and commitment while recruiting a dynamic workforce that meets the profile of the community. We will strategically plan and prepare for the future needs in law enforcement, detention services, and civil process.
We strive to be good citizens and beneficial members of our community, state and nation.
It is our duty to serve mankind; to safeguard the lives and property of others; and to respect the constitutional rights of all.
We believe the badge is a symbol of public trust.
We believe in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.
We believe in supporting ongoing organizational change that strengthens our ability and capacity to serve.
OUR PROMISE TO EVERY CITIZEN AND VISITOR
We shall remain vigilant in our service to the citizens and visitors of Pitt County. The Mission, Vision, Values, and Ethics placed here for everyone to see is our foundation and the first of many efforts to ensure proper, efficient, and transparent service. From there we will build and evolve to better ourselves in your service. You deserve this and more. We are proud to be your Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.
LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS
As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against abuse or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or abuse and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.
I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.
I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession, law enforcement.