It is the objective of the Parkesburg Borough Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety. We will strive to develop positive relationships with our diverse communities and endeavor to improve the quality of life for all community members. Our mission is to do so by consistently demonstrating our values and conducting ourselves with the professionalism and ethical standards demanded by those we serve, while maintaining the public’s confidence and trust.
Duty: To serve, to place others needs above our own, to do our noble best while keeping our consciences clear.
Honor: To demonstrate respect for others in word and deed, to deny self and promote the finest sense of justice possible for others.
Courage: Overcoming fear; firmness of mind and willpower in the face of danger or extreme difficulty. When necessary to preserve life we will lay down our lives to protect the lives of others.
Integrity: The firm adherence to a code of moral values, incorruptibility, and completeness. We will not sacrifice principles for expediency. We will keep our word; our actions will match our standards and beliefs; we will be authentic and therefore trustworthy.
Caring: To be sensitive to the needs of others and demonstrate compassion for all people. We are always ready to help community members retain, or regain their dignity.
Respect: We consider human life worthy of high regard and we are committed to the equal treatment of all individuals, under the law. We honor life and are committed to its preservation, as we carry out our sworn duty.
Loyalty: Submission to legitimate authority; defenders of the constitution and being accountable for our personal conduct, the conduct of our fellow officers and/or our subordinates conduct; proactively supporting the organization’s goals and objectives in law enforcement.