The Washington County Sheriff's Office Creed, MIssion Statement and Guiding Principles were written by a committee of more than 40 agency employees and members of the local community. The employees have chosen the following words to be our guiding compass as we perform our duties for the great community we serve.
I Pledge before God and my Community to faithfully perform my duties with Integrity, Professionalism, Respect and Fairness. I will bring a good attitude to work and take responsibility for ALL my actions. I will have the courage to do the right thing for the right reasons without exception.
We, the men and women of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the community, are dedicated to improving the quality of life by providing the highest level of service through education and open communication. we maintain order, protect life and property, and reduce the fear of crime. We provide quality court services and a safe, humane and secure detention center by upholding the Constitution of the United States and the State of Arkansas. We are guided by the principles of Integrity, Professionalism, Fairness and Respect.
Integrity is the cornerstone of our moral character. As role models we will be courageous in holding ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards to ensure the trust of those we serve.
Professionalism is the standard by which we perform all our duties. We provide quality service to the community by being self-disciplined, well trained and knowledgeable. We demonstrate competence through proper conduct, attitude and appearance.
Respect is our pledge to treat everyone with dignity, understanding and compassion. We recognize and value the diversity of our community.
Fairness is the path we follow by conducting ourselves in a consistent and impartial manner in service to ALL.