The Hartland Police Department is a Law Enforcement Oath of Honor agency. The department proudly displays this commitment to integrity on the agency website and in the department’s public area.
The symbolic statement of commitment to ethical behavior is the following:
On my honor, I will never betray my profession, 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.
An oath is a solemn pledge someone makes when he/she sincerely intends to do what he/she says.
HONOR means that one’s word is given as a guarantee BETRAY is defined as breaking faith with the public trust PROFESSION is Law Enforcement 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