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UMBC Police Department Value Statement

The UMBC Police Department will provide service to the University’s students, faculty, staff, their guests, and the neighboring community by inspiring confidence and trust in all Department operations. Leadership by command and supervision will ensure that all department operations and personnel are held to the highest moral and ethical standards.

These values are based in the UMBC Police Department ’s motto of:



TRUTH ~ Employees Shall: Uphold the public’s trust through truthfulness in words and actions; Seeking the truth through unbiased investigations.

CIVILITY ~ Employees Shall: Build Partnerships by communicating verbally and non-verbally to promote effective communications, cooperation, and compassion when dealing with the public, members of the department, and the University Community; Most importantly refrain from responses of uncontrolled anger.

DIGNITY ~ Employees Shall: Aspire to improve service, quality of life, and partnerships, by treating everyone with respect, and fairness in an unbiased manner to protect constitutional rights through impartial enforcement of the law. Provide dedicated compassionate service to the UMBC Community.

Serving the UMBC Community with Values