Garner Police Department policy 820.09, Bias-Free Policing, establishes our commitment to ensuring fair and equitable treatment of all persons. The policy states, “The Garner Police Department is committed to preserving the peace and maintaining order in our community by practicing bias-free policing and respecting the rights and dignity of all. No member of this department shall engage in bias-based profiling in any arrests, asset seizure / forfeiture efforts, field contacts or traffic stops.”
The Garner Police Department has the following core values, which support our efforts in bias-free policing:
Commitment – We have a selfless determination and relentless dedication to the public, our partners, and to each other. We will strive to continually improve our community and our agency.
Integrity – We are committed to the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct, which are the cornerstones of our profession.
Professionalism – We accept responsibility for our actions. We are accountable to ourselves and those we serve. We will communicate honestly and consistently strive for excellence.
These values guide our actions on a daily basis. Officers who are professional, honest, and ethical do not engage in bias based policing. The Garner Police Department is committed to ensuring that all members of our community are treated fairly, in accordance with the law, and without bias.
The Garner Police Department subscribes to the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, which reads:
On my honor,
I will never betray my badge,
my integrity, my character,
or the public trust.
I will always have the courage
to hold myself and others
accountable for our actions.
I will always uphold the constitution,
and the agency I serve.
This Oath of Honor our officers take emphasizes that our officers serve with integrity and uphold the Constitution. This Oath of Honor is posted in our buildings and our officers recite it a special events throughout the year to remind them of its importance in guiding our actions.