We, the members of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, will fulfill the needs of the citizens of our county with loyalty, professionalism, and integrity. We shall serve our community in a manner that exhibits dedication, honestly, and trustworthiness, all while holding ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is committed to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Hancock County by creating proactive community involved programs. We will serve the citizens of Hancock County with fairness, respect, and compassion as we pursue public safety through aggressive law enforcement, intervention, and education.



We will strive to adhere to moral and ethical principles. We value, and are dedicated to honest, loyal, and professional behavior. We will build community trust by accepting responsibility for our actions, learning from our mistakes, and ensuring our behavior promotes credibility.


We are committed to achieving high quality job performance by proactively supporting the organization, its membership, and its goals. We will be held accountable for our conduct as well as the conduct of our peers and/or subordinates.


Our role is to resolve conflict through impartial enforcement of law, not through imposition of judgment or punishment. We believe all people shall be treated equally with dignity, courtesy, and respect.


We are committed to creating an environment that encourages teamwork, innovation, and constant evaluation of ourselves. A professional attitude is dedicated to quality, timeliness, and excellence in our service to the community.

Personal Courage

We recognize society has entrusted us with authority and expects that we have the fortitude to do what is right, even in the face of adversity. We will be courageous in carrying out our duties, not settling for anything less than our best.

Open Communication

Communication is the cornerstone of a progressive and successful organization. We encourage an open exchange of honest and constructive information within the organization and with the community.