The primary mission of the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office is to provide a safe and secure environment for the residents and visitors of San Jacinto County through department programs directed at assisting the public with education and awareness, providing sound and accepted law enforcement practices, and conducting ourselves in a professional manner; never forgetting that our leadership in the community is the best tool for a better tomorrow. To be successful we require the commitment of our County Government, the citizens of San Jacinto County, the agency administration, and every employee of the Sheriff’s Office, all working together to maintain the Sheriff’s Office as a trusted source for assistance. The foundation of this organization is defined by its employee's honesty, moral standards, compassion, sincerity, and caring attitude. It is imperative that the following pillars of character be the basis for all our actions:
TRUSTWORTHINESS: To be worthy of the trust that has been placed in us, each member will conduct themselves with honesty, reliability, loyalty, and integrity. Integrity is the hallmark of the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office and we are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct, and truthfulness in our relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in providing a professional level of service to all citizens no matter the race, color, religion, or socio-economic status.
RESPECT: The San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that its members are its greatest asset. The members of this law enforcement agency will respect the citizens and recognize their ethnic and cultural diversity. We will respect each other as professionals and fellow human beings. Every person, regardless of personal status, will be afforded every courtesy and right to which they are entitled. It will be our ongoing effort to bring equal justice and dignity to all we come in contact with.
RESPONSIBILITY: We will strive for personal and professional excellence, dedication to duty, and delivery of quality service to the public. We are part of a team dedicated to the safety and protection of our community. Our actions will reflect intelligent, sincere, efficient, and courteous service. The Sheriff’s Office will make a commitment to provide only the best, most knowledgeable personnel possible, and will strive to keep training and education a priority.
FAIRNESS: Each member of the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office will treat every person with fairness, justice, and openness. Our interaction with the public will be impartial, without favoritism or prejudice. We will ensure the consequences for misbehavior are consistent, certain, and proportional to the wrongdoing.
CARING: We will be compassionate and considerate in our dealings with the community and the victims of crime. The San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office has a philosophy and tradition of giving of our time, support, comfort, and selves to improve the lives of those in need.
CITIZENSHIP: As highly visible role models in the community, we will be good citizens. We will pursue the common good and participate in making things better by voicing our opinions and serving on community organizations. We will be exemplary in respecting and obeying the law, thereby honoring the principles of democracy to which we are committed. Furthermore, we are committed to the Oath of Office that we have sworn to. We will uphold the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the State of Texas.