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Gainesville Police

Steven K. Fleming
Public Safety Center
201 Santa Fe St.
Gainesville, Texas 76240

Ph: (940) 668-7777
Fx: (940 668-4957

Mission Statement

The mission of the Gainesville Police Department is to serve our community with integrity, courage,
and professionalism.

Code of Ethics

As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind, to safeguard lives and
property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation,
and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all
men to liberty, equality, and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all, maintain courageous calm in the face
of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of
others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in
obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a
confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless
revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feeling, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to
influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals,
I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never
employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be
held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve
these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession... law enforcement.