The Core Values of Ripon Police Department are intended to guide and inspire us in all we do. Making sure that our values become part of our day-to-day work life is our mandate, and they help to ensure that our personal and professional behavior can be a model for all to follow.
Reverence for the Law
We have been given the honor and privilege of enforcing the law. We must always exercise integrity in the use of the power and authority that have been given to us by the people. Our personal and professional behavior should be a model for all to follow. We will obey and support the letter and spirit of the law.
Service to Our Community
We are dedicated to enhancing public safety and reducing the fear and the incidence of crime. People in our communities are our most important customers. Our motto, “To Maintain Our Quality of Life” is not just a slogan — it is our way of life. We will work in partnership with the people in our community and do our best, within the law, to solve community problems that effect public safety and the quality of life for our citizenry. We value the diversity of people in both our residential and business communities and serve all with equal dedication.
Integrity in Our Actions Integrity is our standard
We are proud of our profession and will conduct ourselves in a manner that merits the respect of all people. We will demonstrate honest, ethical behavior in all our interactions. Our actions will match our words. We must have the courage to stand up for our beliefs and do what is right. Throughout the ranks, the Ripon Police Department has a long history of integrity and freedom from corruption.Upholding this proud tradition is a challenge we must all continue to meet.
Respect for People
Working with the Ripon Police Department should be challenging and rewarding. Our people are our most important resource. We can best serve the many and varied needs of our community by empowering our employees to fulfill their responsibilities with knowledge, authority, and appropriate discretion. We show concern and empathy for the victims of crime and treat violators of the law with fairness and dignity, but seek prosecution of violators to the fullest extent the law allows. By demonstrating respect for others, we will earn respect for the Ripon Police Department.