Effective Date: 09/01/00
Policy Statement 1: General Policies
It is the policy of the ECU Police Department to enforce federal, state and local statutes pertaining to criminal acts and the operation of motor vehicles on the campus consistently, fairly, and with respect for the constitutional rights of all citizens. The department is also required to insure compliance with any Federal, State, or local laws and regulations pertaining to the safety and welfare of those on the property of the University. The department is committed to providing an environment where community policing is embraced.
- INTEGRITY HAS NO PRICE
We approach service in an ethical, honest, and consistent manner.
- THE CONSTITUTION ALWAYS COMES FIRST
We shall uphold this country's democratic values as embodied in the Constitution and dedicate ourselves to the preservation of life, individual freedom, and justice for everyone.
- WE RECOGNIZE THE VALUE AND WORTH OF EACH MEMBER OF THE EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND SEEK THEIR INPUT
We recognize that seeking input from members of the East Carolina University Police Department is the key ingredient to the success of the organization.
- RESPECT EVERY INDIVIDUAL
We shall afford respect and dignity to all persons.
- PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION
We shall endeavor to meet or exceed nationally recognized law enforcement standards in every duty we undertake.
- TO CONTINUOUSLY SEEK TO IMPROVE
We must constantly strive to improve ourselves and our organization to achieve excellence.
We shall strive to cooperate with each other to build consensus on common direction for the security of the university and actively seek to build participation and involvement with students, staff, and faculty in all aspects of policing.
- WE WANT TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR ACTIONS
We are knowledgeable about our duties and obligations and seek to perform them to the best of our abilities. We take responsibility for our actions and we shall remain answerable to each other and to the public for our actions.