Mission and Values Statement
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It is the mission of the Waskom Police Department to provide efficient law enforcement services to all citizens and to effectivly protect property through professional standards, progressive training, operational planning
and team commitment consistent with departmental policies and values in order to enhance the quality of life within the City of Waskom.

Officers and employees of the Waskom Police Department shall possess the following character traits, qualities and principles in order to achieve a law enforcement purpose.

Officers and employees shall possess unquestionable character and honesty in performing their duties, functions and responsibilities.
Officers and employees shall possess uncompromising motivation and work ethic in order to achieve goals and objectives and to meet reasonable department expectations.
Officers and employees shall be loyal and committed to the residents of the community and provide the best possible law enforcement services.
Officers and employees shall be competent and vigilant in their decision-making and problem-solving abilities while protecting an image of dignity for the department.

The Waskom Police Department shall stive to establish a widely respected law enforcement agency among its peers and the general public. This shall be accomplished through accepted police practices, methods, tactics and techniques. The department shall preserve the highest ideals of professional policing. The department shall execute enforcement action with a pro-active philosophy and with appropriate discretion in order to deter criminal activity, bring criminals to justice and to produce positive results with a Constitutional parameters and statutory obligations.


As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard life and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence and 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; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my professional and personal life. I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land 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 or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriateley 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.