About the Red Oak Police Department
The Red Oak Police Department is committed, in partnership with the community, to provide the highest quality of police services by using innovative, proactive approaches to improve the quality of life in Red Oak, while at the same time maintaining respect for the rights and dignity of all.
VALUES & GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Leadership - We are committed to leading the city government and law enforcement profession by setting a mark of excellence in everything that we do, providing world-class service, and providing the leadership to make Red Oak the place where all want to live, work, and prosper.
Pride - We pride ourselves on our commitment to maintaining the public trust and respect through a commitment to the highest standards of professional ethics and standards. We are committed to respecting the rights and human dignity of all and the value of all members of the community and department.
Dedication - We are dedicated to consistently providing the highest quality of service, emphasizing effectiveness, efficiency, and innovation. We are dedicated to empowering our employees to take responsible risks, expand horizons, and always pursue excellence.
We are Fair, But Firm - The Red Oak Police Department practices this value system within the organization and with the community we serve. We are flexible in dealing with issues openly and sensitively. However, we are committed to the consistent application of the law for the common good.
Integrity - The Police Department will demonstrate, through its actions, an uncompromising allegiance to the core principles espoused within the Police Officer's Code of Ethics. Every Red Oak Police Department employee will embrace ideals such as honor, duty, courage, equality, fairness, and dignity.
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, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorders; 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 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 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, 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 the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...law enforcement.