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The mission of the University of West Florida Police Department is to support the values of the University of West Florida in enhancing the quality of life and academic goals in a safe and secure educational environment. 


Value Statement

We, of the University Police Department, recognize our contribution to the quality of life and safe environment in our community through the provision of professional law enforcement services. We will meet the challenge of providing these services by basing our thoughts and actions on the following shared values.

Service to our Community:
We place strong emphasis on campus-community oriented policing which integrates the idea of crime prevention, problem solving, and community involvement into a comprehensive program.

We value candor, honesty and ethical behavior in members of our department. We are committed to uphold our positions of trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards as set forth in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

Responsibility and Accountability:
We value the need for effective use of our resources and to provide a spirit of openness in communications with our community. We will be responsible for our actions, willing to admit our mistakes, and ensure that our behavior earns the support and trust of all segments of the public.

We value professionalism by having a clear sense of commitment, perspective and direction. Professionalism is developed by creating an environment that encourages teamwork, innovation, and constant evaluation of ourselves. A professional attitude is dedicated to quality, timeliness and excellent of our service to the community.

Pride and Satisfaction in our Profession:
We believe our work to be a source of enjoyment and satisfaction. We are proud of our accomplishments as an integral part of the University Community. We enjoy what we have chosen to do - service the law enforcement profession with the University Police Department.