PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AND SERVICE
The Knoxville Police Department shall strive for excellence
in performance and delivery of services to the total community. We will
recruit, employ, and maintain personnel who reflect high professional
standards. The quality of performance will be evaluated by Department
standards established to measure overall effectiveness. As we look to
the future, it will be in a progressive and flexible manner that will
meet tomorrow’s community needs.
ETHICS AND VALUES
Knowing that law enforcement officers are held to a higher
standard of conduct, the officers of the Knoxville Police Department
shall strive to uphold the highest ethical ideals in both their
professional and private lives. We shall take an active role in
establishing and maintaining a professional image of law enforcement in
all our contacts with the public we serve through honesty and integrity.
INTERACTION OF THE POLICE WITH THE COMMUNITY
We are committed to a police-community partnership in
providing the delivery
of police services. We shall accept a leadership role in
increasing community understanding of our abilities and limitations.
Proactive policing and crime
prevention shall be our primary focus.
UTILIZATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES
The Knoxville Police Department is committed to constantly
evaluating and utilizing all available resources. We are
committed to programs that will enhance the role of both employee and
management while working for
the betterment of the community.