We believe in the
preservation of basic human rights and maintenance of individual
dignity under the rule and spirit of law which dictates that the
ends do not always justify the means and that punishment is not a
function of the police.
We believe in
providing, empathetic, responsible, and professional service to
citizens and visitors alike to ensure the quality of life enjoyed in
our rustic communities. The citizens of Trinity County have endowed
us with a public trust. We honor that trust by holding ourselves to
the highest standards of professional conduct, wholly subscribing to
Enforcement Code of Ethics.
We believe in
proactive team management, open communication and personnel input as
a part of the policy and procedure formulation process. We all
recognize that once a decision is taken it is critical that
everyone, even those who may hold a contrary view, must work
together to achieve Departmental goals.
As members of the
Law Enforcement Community a great deal more is expected of us than
of those in other pursuits. Therefore, we hold that our actions
shall be professional, reasonable, exemplary and consistent with the
spirit and word of this philosophy, Constitution of the United
States, laws of the State of California and Ordinances of the County
We accept as our
obligation the responsibility of continuing to provide public
service, leadership, guidance and protection to our citizens, so
that Trinity County will remain a pleasant and desirable place to
The very best Law
Enforcement is when the people are safe and secure in their persons
and property and have no cause to know it’s there!