Core Values

Core Values are principles or beliefs that guide our Office both internally and externally and allow us to fulfill our mission. They are non-negotiable and serve as our foundation for excellence.

Page updated on Nov 10, 2015 at 11:36 AM

INTEGRITY

We believe integrity is central to everything we do and is the key to maintaining the trust of our citizens, colleagues, and criminal justice partners. 

Therefore:Capt. Webb and Undersheriff Davis

  • We are truthful in all of our dealings with citizens, colleagues and clients.
  • We model positive behavior.
  • We observe the highest moral and ethical principles.
  • We uphold the U.S. and Commonwealth of Virginia Constitutions.
  • We observe Federal, State, and local laws.
  • We are consistent in our actions, values, expectations, and outcomes.

HUMAN LIFE

We value human life above all else. 

Therefore:

  • We only use reasonable force to accomplish our mission.
  • We always give priority to situations that place human life in jeopardy.
  • We strive to improve the lives of those we serve.
  • We are compassionate in the discharge of our duties.
  • We look for ways to make life better for our community and our nation.Deputy Robert Gilmore

RESPECT

We protect the dignity of others.

Therefore:

  • We esteem others regardless of their race, sex, religious beliefs, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
  • We treat others the way we want to be treated.
  • We recognize and support the needs and rights of our citizens, clients, and each other.
  • We believe that courtesy, understanding, honesty, transparency, personal accountability, and empathy at all levels earn and maintain respect.
  • We encourage a work environment where everyone feels valued and is a part of a team performing the important work of the Office.

EXCELLENCE

We strive to do the best we can in everything we do.

Therefore:

  • We strive to recruit and employ the best people.
  • We provide opportunities to staff that will allow them to achieve their greatest potential.
  • We meet nationally recognized professional standards.Rose Albimona
  • We encourage responsible risk taking.
  • We learn from our failures and move on.
  • We promote training and education of our staff.
  • We encourage new ideas and challenge conventional thinking.
  • We seek to employ  the best available resources to allow us to successfully perform our mission and attract and train the best people.
  • We push ourselves and others to achieve excellence.

OURSELVES

We are competent, compassionate people who perform an extremely valuable service, often under challenging circumstances.

Therefore:

  • We take pride in our accomplishments.
  • We celebrate the accomplishments of others.
  • We value and build upon our relationships with each other.Deputy Calhoun and Alexandria youth
  • We attempt to strike a balance between our personal and professional lives.
  • We are reliable and disciplined.
  • We encourage and support each other.
  • We have a positive attitude.

DIVERSITY

We celebrate and embrace diversity.  We recognize that our employees are our most valued asset and that in diversity there is strength.

Therefore:

  • We strive to have a workforce reflective of the demographics of the citizens we serve.
  • We respect personal differences and values, and embrace them.
  • We demonstrate empathy in our dealings with colleagues, clients and citizens.
  • We actively seek to understand the views of others.Deputies Wooden, Edwards and Zedalis deliver food to Alexandria food bank
  • We offer opportunities to all, regardless of one's race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs (or non-beliefs), or views.
  • We recognize that the needs of others are important.

SERVICE

We give of ourselves to make life better for others.  Serving others shows that we care.

Therefore:

  • We look for opportunities to contribute to our community.
  • We strive every day to make our actions count for good.
  • We work not for the glory, but for the satisfaction of helping others.
  • We are selfless in our devotion to our duty.
  • We actively participate in projects that benefit the City and its citizens.
  • We are good neighbors.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We are accountable to our colleagues and the citizens we serve, who are the source of our considerable authority.

Therefore:Deputies Delnice Molaski and Stephen Mackey

  • We take ownership of our actions.
  • We pledge to hold ourselves to the highest level of ethical standards.
  • We thoroughly investigate allegations of misconduct against our staff.
  • We manage our resources efficiently and effectively.
  • We understand that actions that compromise our position of public trust cannot be tolerated.

 


  

Our Motto:
 

"Respect, Responsibility and Results"

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