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Statement of Values
The Fortuna Police Department exists to serve the Community by protecting life and property, preventing crime, enforcing laws, and by maintaining order for all residents and visitors to our City.

We hold our values constantly before us to teach and remind us of our ideals. They are the foundation upon which our policies, goals, and operations are built.
We, the men and women of the Fortuna Police Department, value:

Human Rights
  • We give first priority to situations which threaten human life
  • We are thorough in our investigations and do not forget the rights of victims
  • We respect the rights of all persons and treat all people fairly and equitably


  • We obey the law and serve as role models for the Community
  • We are honest and truthful
  • We are moral and ethical in our professional and private lives


  • We are dependable and willingly work adverse shift schedules
  • We recognize the hardships on our families and appreciate their support
  • We diligently enforce the laws of our State and City


  • We are knowledgeable of the law, Department procedures, and Community expectations
  • We display a professional image in our actions and appearance
  • We take pride in our performance
  • We seek competitive compensation and working conditions that will attract and retain the most qualified personnel
  • We support continuous training to maintain our professional competence
  • We encourage career development through goal-oriented objectives, education, and professional involvement
  • We observe the confidentiality of information available to us

Community Relationships
  • We recognize the necessity of support from all segments of the Community
  • As members of the Community, we take an active role in its development and continued well-being
  • We are a service-oriented law enforcement agency
  • We are friendly, compassionate, and caring
  • We seek to educate the public to reduce their chances of becoming victims of crime

Positive Working Relationships
  • We strive to maintain supportive working relationships with one another
  • We acknowledge and encourage employees who excel in their jobs
  • We encourage communications within the Department and seek suggestions from all employees
  • We are tolerant of honest mistakes
  • We support fair personnel practices

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