Mission Vision

Mission, Vision and Values of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department
An organization’s mission, vision and values represent the core of the organization’s identity and are the basic elements that hold an organization together and moving in a progressive direction. The ability to articulate the mission, vision and values of any organization is an important stage in building a strong foundation of consensus among employees and other stakeholders having an interest in the performance of that organization. Employees who have a true understanding of these core principles are empowered to make better decisions. Departments with a strong commitment to mission, vision, and values are driven by these principles in achieving the goals of the organization. To achieve the goals of organizational excellence, all employees and other stakeholders must be strongly committed to their mission, vision and values. As a community based law enforcement organization, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department does hereby declare the following to be the mission, the vision, and values for this organization:

Mission Statement:
“To protect and serve the citizens of Putnam County through the fair and just delivery of community policing services in a manner that is consistent with the highest standards of performance within the law enforcement profession.”

Vision Statement:
“Through our dedication to the community that we serve and our commitment to professional excellence, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department seeks to become a department that is known for its responsiveness to the needs of this community and to be recognized as being a true leader among all other law enforcement agencies.”

Core Values:

1. Fairness in the treatment of others: “The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department shall treat all persons with dignity and respect.”

2. Responsive to the needs of the citizens: “The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department shall seek to respond to the needs of citizens through the delivery of high quality law enforcement services.”

3. Dedicated to the pursuit of justice: “The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department shall aggressively enforce the criminal laws of the State of West Virginia in an effort to see that the high principles of justice are upheld and maintained.”

4. Honesty and integrity: “The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, through the actions of all employees, shall conduct the work of the department in a manner that is consistent with the highest ethical standards of honesty and personal integrity.”

5. Professional development: “The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department recognizes the values and importance of all employees and is committed to providing a workplace environment where all employees can work to realize their full professional potential.”