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Mission Statement

We at the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office are dedicated to working together in a problem solving relationship with communities, government agencies, private groups, and individuals to fight crime, reduce fear, maintain peace and order, and improve the quality of life for the people of Goodhue County.

The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office is committed to fulfilling its mission by upholding the following core values:

INTEGRITY

We will adhere to the highest ethical standards set forth by our profession to maintain public confidence, and accept responsibility for our decisions and actions. We are guided by honesty and moral courage in the performance of our duties and relationships with all persons. Our personal and professional behavior should be a model for all to follow. We take great pride in all we do.

PROFESSIONALISM

We will be firm, fair, and consistent in the performance of our duties and responsibilities, and will treat all employees, offenders, and the public with consideration and respect while recognizing individual diversity. We will serve as positive role models to our peers and the public, and take pride in maintaining the quality of our services through our performance, appearance, and continued education and training. Further, we will instill trust and teamwork by providing support to fellow employees and promoting cooperation and effective communication.

REVERENCE FOR THE LAW

We have been given the honor and privilege of enforcing the law. We must always exercise integrity in the use of the power and authority that have been given to us by the people. We will obey and support the letter and spirit of the law while enforcing federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. We will protect and uphold the constitutional rights of all those within our jurisdiction. We are dedicated to law and order.

VISION

It is the vision of the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office to strive to achieve the highest level of quality in all aspects of our work. We will aim for continuous improvement in serving the people of Goodhue County, and will never be satisfied with the "status quo." We value innovation and we dedicate ourselves to proactively seeking new and better ways to serve. We will continue to develop a stronger partnership with the citizens of Goodhue County through responsive and efficient service, problem solving, and accountability. In short, together in cooperation with the public we serve, we will make a difference.
 

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