“The police are the public, and the public are the police; the police being the only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence. The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police in action dealing with them.”
-Sir Robert Peel; Father of Police Reform
To Ensure the Safety and Security of All Who Live, Work and Visit in the Town of Knightdale through Professional Policing and Community Partnerships.
All employees of the Knightdale Police Department are expected to consistently demonstrate the agency’s Core Values through their daily job performance and interaction with the public. Our Core Values are central tenets that identify what we believe to be most important to our role as public servants, and it is a belief system that drives our overall mission.
It is no coincidence that our Core Values – Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Ethical Conduct – form PRIDE. The pride we take in our chosen profession is not driven by vanity, but by the sense of sacred honor that comes with being a part of something that is bigger and more important than ourselves.
Professionalism is not only a commitment to our professional appearance, but to our competency and expertise as well. Our uniforms, vehicles, offices, and equipment will be maintained in a clean and professional manner. Our conduct, in deed and voice, will also be professional at all times. We remain committed to advancing our skills and knowledge in order to provide the best police services possible to the citizens of this community. We are dedicated to being respectful during our interactions with fellow officers, other Town employees, and the public we serve.
We will demonstrate our integrity and dedication through our daily work ethic and productivity. We will give our best effort in all of our tasks and commit to doing the best job possible. Everything we do will be commensurate with highest of ethical standards. We will adhere to and enforce the law in accordance with the Constitution and our oaths of office. We will always conduct ourselves in a manner that is consistent with our oaths and the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
These values are the principles to which every member pledges their allegiance. We commit to holding one another accountable for our allegiance to these values, and call on our stakeholders to do the same. In doing so, we can ensure that the Knightdale Police Department is an agency that fosters a positive, high energy atmosphere in which to accomplish the goals and objectives we have established for ourselves and our community.