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Mission and Values Statement

 

MISSION STATEMENT: 
 
The mission of the Traverse City Police Department, in cooperation with our community, is to protect life and property, and enhance the quality of life for all citizens. 
 

VALUES: 

COMPASSION 

We care for and empathize with our fellow human beings. 

COURAGE 

We face danger to ensure the safety of others.  We stand up for what is right.  We will brave when others may not.  We eliminate fear through our actions

EXCELLENCE 

We employ those who strive to achieve a higher standard.  We listen to our employees and members of our community to continually improve our effectiveness and reliability.   We strive to exceed community and professional expectations. 

FAIRNESS 

We treat all individuals impartially.  We act in a just manner.  We embrace different points of view.  We exercise discretion appropriately. 

INTEGRITY 

We fulfill our mission in its entirety using sound principles, honesty, and sincerity. 

RESOURCEFULNESS

We are relied upon to help and support.  We have the ability to deal with situations effectively.  We build on mutual experiences to effectively resolve problems. 

RESPECT 

We value the rights and beliefs of others.  We are courteous.  We treat others as we expect to be treated.  We appreciate diversity. 

WORK ETHIC 

We are self-motivated and self-directed.  We do what is asked to achieve expectations.  We hold ourselves to the highest standards.

 

This page last updated on 7/4/2017.