As a constitutionally elected Sheriff, I recognize and accept
that I am given a special trust and confidence by the citizens and
employees whom I have been elected to serve, represent, and manage.
This trust and confidence is my bond to ensure that I shall behave
and act according to the highest personal and professional standards.
In furtherance of this pledge, I will abide by the following Code
CODE OF ETHICS
SHALL ENSURE that I and my employees, in the performance
of our duties, will enforce and administer the law according to
the standards of the U.S. Constitution and applicable State Constitutions
and statutes so that equal protection of the law is guaranteed to
everyone. To that end I shall not permit personal opinions, party
affiliations, or consideration of the status of others to alter
or less this standard treatment of others.
SHALL ESTABLISH, PROMULGATE AND ENFORCE a set of standards
of behavior of my employees which will govern the overall management
and operation of the law enforcement functions, court related activities,
and corrections operations of my agency.
SHALL NOT TOLERATE NOR CONDONE brutal or inhumane treatment
of others by my employees nor shall I permit or condone inhumane
or brutal treatment of inmates in my care and custody.
STRICTLY ADHERE to standards of fairness and integrity
in the conduct of campaigns for election and I shall conform to
all applicable statutory standards of election financing and reporting
so that the Office of the Sheriff is not harmed by the actions of
myself or others.
SHALL ROUTINELY CONDUCT or have conducted an internal and
external audit of the public funds entrusted to my care and publish
this information so that citizens can be informed about my stewardship
of these funds.
SHALL FOLLOW the accepted principles of efficient and effective
administration and management as the principle criteria for my judgments
and decisions in the allocation of resources and services in law
enforcement, court related and corrections functions of my Office.
SHALL HIRE AND PROMOTE only those employees or others who
are the very best candidates for a position according to accepted
standards of objectivity and merit. I shall not permit other factors
to influence hiring or promotion practices.
SHALL ENSURE that all employees are granted and receive
relevant training supervision in the performance of their duties
so that competent and excellent service is provided by the Office
of the Sheriff.
SHALL ENSURE that during my tenure as Sheriff, I shall
not use the Office of Sheriff for private gain.
ACCEPT AND WILL ADHERE TO THIS CODE OF ETHICS. In so doing,
I also accept responsibility for others in my profession to abide
by this code.