Mission, Vision, Core Values

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enforce the law and serve the community with professionalism and integrity; with an emphasis on community policing.

Vision Statement

The Bluffton Police Department will strive to be a model agency noted for professional law enforcement service and community policing by adhering to our core values.

Core Values

The Bluffton Police Department understands that values are developed over time. We understand our officers must P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E our values every day until they become our habits. The decisions we make on a regular basis are a reflection of our values. The Bluffton Police Department strives for excellence and high-character officers, therefore we will ensure all officers adhere to and P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E our core values.

P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E stands for:

  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Accountability
  • Courage
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Effort