: We want the people of St. Lucie County to have the most professional criminal justice services possible. We will accomplish this by providing responsive, quality, cost-effective service.
: We will honor the public trust by treating others with respect and dignity; communicating with the public openly and honestly; respecting and caring for the environment; carefully selecting our workforce and providing equal employment opportunity for all; treating our employees with respect; rewarding employees who demonstrate superior performance; encouraging our employees to take positive action through innovation and teamwork; and making responsible use of public resources.
: The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office pledges to protect life and property and maintain order through a continuing commitment to service, integrity, the highest standard of ethics, and respect for individual rights in a diverse population.
We will focus on community service, invest in the workforce and live within our means.
We will focus on community service by: supporting the priorities of our community; listening and responding to our residents and visitors; cutting red tape; improving public awareness of Sheriff's Office services; improving effectiveness of internal support services; involving employees in goal setting and ongoing improvement efforts; planning, initiating, implementing and evaluating thoroughly our programs and projects; and improving our interaction with the community to promote greater understanding.
We will invest in the workforce by: treating employees as customers; achieving market competitiveness in wages and benefits; involving employees in decisions that affect them; and responding to employee suggestions.
We will live within our means by: operating within budgetary limits and adhering to financial policies; seeking new sources of funding; emphasizing preventive maintenance; and focusing on continuous improvement of quality, productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.