LMPD CORE VALUES

Lower Moreland Police Department Core Values

SERVICE

SACRIFICE- GIVING OF ONESELF FOR OTHERS

We are committed to those we serve. To fulfill our duty we endure sleepless nights, the elements during storms and of course holidays apart from family and friends. We willingly place ourselves in danger for those we serve. This is the price of the oath that we swear.

ETHICS- DO THE RIGHT THING

We are committed to the highest standards of integrity, honesty and ethical conduct. We will consistently do what is right, legally and morally. We will communicate with honesty and candor. We will earn the trust of the community and each other. In the absence of orders or directions, we will act professionally and with integrity. We will conduct ourselves in a manner that merits respect, demonstrating honest and ethical behavior at all times – both on and off duty.     
 

RESPECT- RESPECT THE DIGNITY AND WORTH OF ALL

We treat citizens and colleagues alike with dignity and respect. We will treat everyone as we would want to be treated. We work with the community to overcome cultural influences and implicit biases. We treat all individuals with respect and dignity, regardless of their age, race, gender, appearance, individual beliefs or life style. We understand that our legitimacy as police officers comes from earning and maintaining the public’s trust. We will maintain honesty, integrity, and consistent discipline within our organization to maintain credibility with the community.

VALOR- CONQUER FEAR, DANGER, AND ADVERSITY
We will recognize our fears and put them aside to do what is necessary. We understand that one needs both moral and physical courage. We seek to exhibit that quality which enables a person to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity.

INNOVATION- EMPOWERED TO FIND SOLUTIONS
We encourage creativity in order to try new approaches and experience new ideas from the ground up. We seek and embrace technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the entire organization. We do not fear to be first and take a leadership role in our profession.   

COMPASSION- OURS IS A PROFESSION OF SERVICE

Our compassion binds us to the communities we serve, and inspires us to help others and promote justice. Deep awareness of the suffering of others coupled with the wish to relieve it is a driving force behind our duty.

EXCELLENCE- AIM FOR EXCELLENCE IN EVERYTHING WE DO

We continue to meet challenges and adversity with perseverance to attain individual and organizational goals. We are accountable. We strive for personal and professional excellence. We are dependable and responsible. There is always room for improvement, and the never-ending search for improvement leads to excellence.