1. Human Life:
We value life and dignity above all else. Therefore:

  • We give first priority to situations that threaten life.
  • We use force only when necessary.
  • We treat all persons with courtesy and respect.
  • We are compassionate and caring.


2. Integrity:
We believe integrity is the basis of community trust. Therefore:

  • We are honest and truthful.
  • We are consistent in our beliefs and actions.
  • We hold ourselves to high standards of moral and ethical conduct.
  • We are role models for the community.


3. Excellence:
We strive for personal and professional excellence. Therefore:

  • We do our best.
  • We seek adequate resources in staffing, facilities, equipment, training, salaries, and benefits.
  • We recruit and hire the best people.
  • We are receptive to new ideas, to change.
  • We meet state-recognized law enforcement standards.
  • We lead by example.
  • We work toward realistic, mutually-agree-upon goals.


4. Cooperation:
We believe that cooperation and teamwork will enable us to combine our diverse backgrounds, skills and styles to achieve common goals. Therefore:

  • We work as a team.
  • We strive to understand those who disagree with us.
  • We seek the help and cooperation of others.
  • We seek to resolve conflicts.
  • We rely on community support and involvement.
  • We share our responsibility to serve the citizens of Highland Heights, KY with many other agencies and organizations.