WILLIAM "BILL" F. TURNAGE #450
CHIEF OF POLICE
CHIEF TURNAGE'S MISSION STATEMENT

-RECOGNIZING THAT ITS GOAL IS TO HELP PEOPLE AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY;

-PROVIDING PREVENTIVE, INVESTIGATIVE, AND ENFORCEMENT SERVICES;

-INCREASING CITIZEN SATISFACTION WITH PUBLIC SAFETY OBTAINING COMMUNITY COOPERATION THROUGH             
     THE DEPARTMENTS TRAINING, SKILLS, AND EFFORTS, AND;

-REALIZING THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ALONE CANNOT CONTROL CRIME, BUT MUST ACT IN CONCERT                  
     WITH THE COMMUNITY AND THE REST OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

IN ACHIEVING THIS MISSION, THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE GARRETT POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL CONDUCT
THEMSELVES IN AN ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL MANNER. THEY WILL:

-RESPECT AND PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF CITIZENS AS DETERMINED BY THE LAW;

-TREAT CITIZENS AND THEIR FELLOW EMPLOYEES COURTEOUSLY AND WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF DIGNITY                
     OF WHICH THEY WISH TO BE TREATED THEMSELVES;

-BE EXAMPLES OF HONESTY AND INTEGRITY IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIVES, THERBY EARNING               
     THE PUBLIC TRUST;

-PERFORM THEIR DUTY WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT PROTECTION OF LIVES AND PROPERTY OF ALL CITIZENS                
     IS THEIR PRIMARY DUTY; AND

-COMPLY WITH THE SPIRIT AND LETTER OF THE DEPARTMENTAL RULES AND REGULATIONS.