The mission of the Sea Isle City Police Department is to commit it resources in partnership with the community to:
Promote a safe and secure environment, free from crime, while preserving peace and enhancing the quality of life. We will practice our core values of integrity, respect, service, and fairness. Integrity is the hallmark of the Sea Isle City Police Department and we are committed to the highest degree of performance standards, ethical conduct and truthfulness in all of our actions.
We hold ourselves accountable for these actions and take pride in a professional level of service to all of our citizens as well as those who visit or travel through our community. We hold a position that demands an unparalleled degree of public trust, which must never be compromised.
We will treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit an understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in our professional & personal endeavors. In the performance of our duties, we will uphold the principles and values embodied in the constitution of the United States and the State of New Jersey.
We will provide quality service in a expeditious, efficient, and accessible manner while fostering community and employee involvement through problem solving partnerships.
We will strive to recruit and retain the highest quality employees and provide them with the proper supervision, guidance and training as well as personal recognition, because they are our most valuable assets in attaining our goals. We will treat our fellow employees and our work environment with dignity and respect.
We will meet the challenges of the future through careful planning, involvement in community-based social and educational programs, incorporation of technological advances, improved training, and the prudent management of personnel and resources.
CODE OF ETHICS
All personnel shall read and abide by the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE, 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 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 to my department. 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 both in 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 in 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 police service. 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. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession…LAW ENFORCEMENT.
The Sea Isle City Police Department will be guided by our core values in pursuit of our mission. Our core values are:
SERVICE - We provide service in a courteous, efficient, and accessible manner. We foster community and employee involvement through problem-solving partnerships. Recognizing and responding with sincerity to those in need of our services.
ETHICS – We will continue to build trust with our community and within our department through honesty and integrity in our decision-making.
ACCOUNTABILITY - We are dedicated to ourselves, our department, the community and citizens that we serve. We will treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, in both our professional and personal endeavors. We guarantee to uphold the principles and values embodied in the constitutions of the United States and the State of New Jersey.
INTEGRITY - We have committed ourselves to elevated standards of trust, responsibility and discipline while promoting justice in a fair and impartial manner. We will earn the trust, respect and support of the citizens through active partnership, involvement and service to the community we serve.
SUPPORT – We believe in a partnership of support between the police and the community that we serve. We will continue to strengthen that support by developing new outreach programs and expand existing ones.
LEADERSHIP - We will ensure that our members are dedicated, highly trained and capable of handling the daily demands of the law enforcement profession. We promote a collaborative environment for sharing information, resources, assistance and expertise.
EXCELLENCE - We are proud of the reputation our department has built over the years and are committed to continuing this through diligence and hard work.