It is the mission of the Hempstead County Sheriff's Department to provide professional, high quality and effective Law Enforcement, Correctional and Court Security services in partnership with the citizens of Hempstead County. We the members of the Hempstead County Sheriff's Department believe that our work has a vital impact on the quality of life in our County. To demonstrate our commitment to our profession, on and off duty, we subscribe to the following values;
The department recognizes that its employees are the vital component to the successful delivery of Law Enforcement, Corrections and Court security services. We believe we can achieve our highest potential by actively involving our employees in problem solving and improving law enforcement, correctional and security services.
Integrity is defined as being honest, moral, upright and sincere. Public trust can only exist with our integrity and respect for one another. The foundation of the Hempstead County Sheriff's Department is the high level of integrity of its employees. Knowing that law enforcement and corrections officers are held to a higher standard of conduct, the employees of the Hempstead County Sheriff's Department shall strive to uphold the highest ethical ideals in both their professional and private lives. We shall take an active role in establishing and maintaining a professional image of law enforcement in all our contacts with the public we serve through honesty and integrity.
Recognizing the changing and diverse needs of the County, the Hempstead County Sheriff's Department promotes and encourages a policy of professional individual excellence, which is delivered and enhanced by continuing education and training.
Department members shall uphold laws in an ethical, impartial, courteous, and professional manner while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons. We shall strive to achieve a balance between enforcement and the needs of the citizens of this county which reflects both the spirit and the letter of the law. We support an organizational climate of mutual trust and respect.