Oath of Honor

Flag and Shield

On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution my community and the agency I serve.

Breaking down the Oath

  • Honor means that one's word is given as a guarantee.
  • Betray is defined as breaking faith with the public trust.
  • Badge is the symbol of your office.
  • Integrity is being the same person in both private and public life.
  • Character means the qualities that distinguish an individual.
  • Public trust is a charge of duty imposed in faith toward those you serve.
  • Courage is having the strength to withstand unethical pressure, fear or danger.
  • Accountability means that you are answerable and responsible to your oath of office.
  • Community is the jurisdiction and citizens served.