The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with our communities, strive to improve and maintain the quality of life we enjoy and ensure that our county is a safe place to live, work and visit.
A mutual understanding of shared problems will result in a high level of confidence and harmony between law enforcement and the community. Our vision of community oriented policing is anchored by the idea of establishing and maintaining a partnership with the communities we serve. The Sheriff’s Office and the communities we serve will forge a close and consistent partnership to address issues and solve problems effectively. By doing this, Goodhue County will be a safe, healthy and attractive place for commerce and community life.
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office is committed to fulfilling our mission by upholding the following core values.
We firmly adhere to the values and professional ethics outlined in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. 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 recognize the value of our unique cultural diversity and treat all people with kindness, tolerance and dignity. We cherish and protect the rights, liberties and freedoms of all persons.
We will strive to have the ability to experience and relate to the thoughts, emotions or experience of others. We will be able to understand and support others with compassion and sensitivity by stepping into someone else’s shoes, be aware of their feelings and understand their needs.
We will recognize when someone is suffering and act on the desire to alleviate it.