- Service: Being aware of those who need law enforcement assistance and meeting or exceeding their expectations for service.
- Excellence: Being clear about and striving to achieve the high-test standards of performance in all aspects of our work
- Integrity: Committing ourselves to elevated standards of trust, responsibility, and discipline while promoting justice in a fair and impartial manner.
- Compassion: Recognizing and responding with sincerity to the needs of those who are concerned for their safety, require important information, or are temporarily unable to provide for themselves.
- Pride: Believing in the social value of our work, considering it to be among the noblest of professions, and deriving personal and professional satisfaction from the effective performance of our duties.
The Marshall Police Department’s mission is to preserve public safety and quality of life within the City of Marshall, to respond effectively to the changing needs of the community, and to promote mutual respect between the Police Department and the people we serve.
To preserve a high quality of life and a feeling of safety for the City’s diverse population, all members of the Marshall Police Department are committed to serving with professionalism, respect, and concern for the community. To optimize the use of police resources, the Marshall Police Department balances firm and quick response to all forms of crime with community problem solving and crime prevention approaches. The Marshall Police Department is mission-oriented in all of its priorities and activities.
The Marshall Police Department’s philosophy and work processes reflect modern, quality law enforcement concepts and technology, involving every member of the Marshall Police Department in an effort to continually improve all areas of administration and operations. Quality leadership at all levels reflects the Marshall Police Department’s commitment to a strong work ethic while valuing diversity, promoting effective learning, enhancing and maintaining flexibility.
The Marshall Police Department constantly strives for effectiveness in preventing and fighting crime, for effective collaboration with other city departments, and for providing leadership and support for regional law enforcement efforts. To this end, the Marshall Police Department recruits, hires, trains, supports, and retains qualified personnel as sworn and civilian members of a progressive law enforcement agency.
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 violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all men 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 in both 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 for 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 violence 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 the police service.
I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...law enforcement. 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.