Our mission is to provide excellent service and protection through leadership and partnership with the community.
Protecting the community is at the core of what we do, but we also provide a variety of traditional and non-traditional services. We will accomplish our mission by being leaders in the community and working hand-in-hand with the public to make Shelton a great place to live.
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LOYALTY --- BE FAITHFUL TO THE LAW, COMMUNITY, EACH OTHER, AND OUR FAMILIES We will be faithful to the United States Constitution and laws of Washington, the public trust and the community we serve, the Shelton Police Department, our fellow officers, and our families.
DUTY --- FULFILL OUR OBLIGATIONS We will strive to fulfill our duty to the best of our abilities. We will conduct ourselves with self-discipline, professionalism and confidence. We will exercise self-restraint and objectivity in the face of emotions and extreme circumstances. We will always work towards excellence through constant self-improvement.
RESPECT --- TREAT OTHERS AS THEY SHOULD BE TREATED We will treat everyone as we would want to be treated, even in negative situations. We will be courteous and respectful in our dealings with each other and the public. We will provide fair access, whenever possible, to information that people require to make decisions about their lives.
SERVICE --- PUT OTHERS BEFORE OURSELVES We will put the welfare of others before our own interests. We will do our job with caring and compassion. We will foster teamwork, both within our department and with other agencies.
HONOR --- LIVE UP TO ALL OF OUR VALUES We will lead honorable lives both on and off-duty. This honor will be the source of our leadership and pride.
INTEGRITY --- DO THE RIGHT THING We will consistently do what is right, legally and morally. We will communicate with honesty and candor. We will earn the trust of the community and each other.
PERSONAL COURAGE --- CONQUER FEAR, DANGER, AND ADVERSITY We will recognize our fears and put them aside to do what is necessary. We understand that one needs both moral and physical courage
For a police emergency dial 9-1-1; for non-emergencies contact the Shelton Police Department at (360) 426-4441