The mission of the Valley County Sheriff’s Office is to consistently contribute to our community’s reputation as a safe place to live, work and play.
We accomplish our mission by providing the highest quality law enforcement, detention, community information and administrative services possible with the resources provided to us.
We consistently strive to be perceived as professional, responsive and caring, and as adding value to our community in return for the precious tax dollar with which we are entrusted.
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind, to safeguard lives and property. To protect the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder. 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 or ridicule. Develop self-restraint and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life. I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my Office. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that which is confided to me in my official capacity, will be kept ever so secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships 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 the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession… law enforcement.