Values

Respect   

We will:

  • Address and treat you in a professional manner at all times.
  • Listen to you in an open and genuine fashion.  
  • Be thoughtful in our work; assessing all information, viewpoints, and feelings.
  • Promote acceptance and inclusion of all persons. 
  • Serve as an integral part of the Tribe community.
  • Consistently honor the fundamental individual rights afforded to all persons through state and federal mandates.

Personal Regard

We will:

  • Respond to requests beyond the traditional threshold of police duties. This is our role to assist in problem solving as it relates to quality of life issues on campus.   
  • Be known for "going the extra mile" for our students, faculty and staff.
  • Perform our duties with a sincere desire to help.  Our community interactions will be empathic, compassionate, patient, non-judgmental, and service-oriented.
  • Value diversity and facilitate a culture of inclusiveness.
  • Work towards education, prevention and coluntary compliance as preferred options to potential enforcement situations.
  • Make ourselves readily available in the community setting.
  • Start each day with the thought, "How can I help someone in our community today?"

Competence

We will:

  • Provide effective, thorough and timely responses to community needs.
  • Demonstrate a continuing commitment to excellence, professional standards and development, and achieving desired outcomes. 
  • Exhibit the appearance, enthusiasm, dedication, reliability, timeliness, discipline, and specialized competencies necessary for success in our University police profession. 
  • Apply thoughtful analysis in our planning, response to calls for service, and problem solving processes. 
  • Strive to be solution-oriented, innovative, thorough, efficient and effective in our work. 

Integrity

We will:

  • Be honest, fair, authentic and straightforward.
  • Strive to consider all information provided to us and make ethical choices based on the facts and circumstances at hand. 
  • Be true to our word; a consistent pattern of doing what we say we are going to do.
  • May make honest mistakes, but we will acknowledge them, rectify them, and work to avoid them in the future. 
  • Constantly strive to “do the right thing” in supporting our community and the greater mission of W&M.