It is the mission of the St. George Police Department to work with the citizens
of our community to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property,
and promote individual responsibility and community commitment.
Crime and public safety are community problems. Therefore, citizens and
the law enforcement community must work together to solve them. Community policing philosophy based on a
partnership between the police and the community whereby, together, neighborhood problems are solved
and the quality of life is enhanced.
The dominant values of the St. George Police Department are a commitment
to employees and a commitment to quality services. As a department and as
individuals, we believe in respect for the human dignity of our employees.
We mandate that supervisors and peers treat each other fairly, honestly
and equally. Through our commitment to quality service, we will meet the
public safety needs of the community, recognizing the values of fairness,
equality, and the respect for human dignity.
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 violence or disorder; and to respect the 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 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 wi;; be exemplary in obeying the law and 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 employ
unnecessary force or violence and never accept 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.
The St. George Police Department is committed to:
Integrity in everything we do.
Loyalty to our community, to this organization, and each team member.
Innovation in meeting the present and future needs of the city.
Responsibility as a team for the efficient and effective delivery
Pride in our work, in our dedication to public services, and in being
the best we can be.