The values of the department set forth the beliefs and standards that will influence all aspects of policing the community of Yazoo City. They indicate to the citizens we serve and to all members of the department, the principals that guide the department in its delivery of police services. This statement of values will indicate the level of commitment to professionalism that is to be expected of every member of the Yazoo City Police Department. These values will also serve as guidelines for the use of officer discretion, and will be reflected in every police procedure mandated by the department. They will additionally set the tone for all future training.
We strive to maintain a partnership with all of our citizens in order to provide the most responsive, and the highest quality police service possible. We strive to understand and to meet the needs of our citizens, and to improve the quality of their lives by impartially maintaining order, innovatively solving problems, actively preventing criminal acts, and by aggressively apprehending criminals in a manner which is consistent with the law and is reflective of shared community values.
Highly successful organizations owe their achievements to a sound set of beliefs and values, from which policies and actions are derived. These values are an integral part of an organization's daily operation. The Yazoo City Police Department subscribes to a set of governing values, which clearly states the department's beliefs as an agency.
We are committed to respecting individual rights, human dignity, and the value of all members of the community and of the department.
We are a proactive, problem-solving agency that strives to serve its citizens with compassion and empathy.
We are committed to providing the highest quality of professional law enforcement service, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life within our community.
We recognize the diligence and hard work of our employees, and take pride and satisfaction in a job well done. Recognizing that human resources are our most valuable asset, we will constantly strive to provide career development for all of our employees, which will enhance their personal growth and job satisfaction. We are committed to ensuring that all our actions reflect the utmost integrity and honesty. Even the hint, or appearance of impropriety, must be avoided by all members.