Our Core Values

We recognize our obligations to help maintain a safe and secure community. We acknowledge our contribution to the quality of life within our community. The provision of quality police services with the highest professional standards is our primary aspiration. We intend to fulfill these challenging responsibilities through active participation in the following shared values:

  • Service to Our Community - We value the opportunity to provide service that is courteous, responsive, firm, efficient, and fair. We regard the members of our community as partners and indispensable resources in a combined policing effort. Respect for the individual worth, dignity, and rights of all those we serve is the foundation of our department.
  • Integrity - We value and expect truth, honesty, and ethical behavior from the members of our organization. We are committed to upholding our position of public trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards and the utmost respect for the ordinances and laws of our town, state, and nation. Our role as peacekeepers and enforcers of the law will not be compromised.
  • Employees - We value our fellow employees as the most important organizational asset. We realize our success depends upon mutual respect, cooperation, and recognition of our co-workers. All employees will receive equitable and fair treatment and be provided the proper tools and training necessary to meet organizational goals and objectives.
  • Professionalism - We value the spirit of professionalism, having a clear sense of commitment, perspective, and direction. We create an environment that promotes teamwork, innovation, and constant evaluation of ourselves.
  • Pride and Enjoyment of Our Profession - We value our work as a source of enjoyment and satisfaction. We are proud of our community, our department, our accomplishments in the service, and our commitment to quality law enforcement. We possess a great sense of pride serving our chosen profession with the Atlantic Beach Police Department.