Serving the citizens of  Adams County, Washington

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Adams County Sheriff, Dale J. Wagner.

Adams County Sheriff's Office

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Mission Statement

The mission for every member of the Adams County Sheriff's Office is to consistently seek and find ways to affirmatively promote, preserve, and deliver a feeling of security, safety and quality law enforcement and public safety services to members of our community.

Mission of the department

The mission of the Adams County Sheriff's Office is to provide emergency response, law enforcement  and public safety services of the highest quality possible within the financial, staffing and operational limits under which it functions and to consistently and continually strive to affirmatively promote, preserve and enhance the peace, safety and security of the citizens of Adams County.

This mission is a commitment to quality performance from all members. It is critical that all member understand, accept and be aligned with the responsibilities established by this mission. It provides the foundation upon which all operational decisions and organizational directives will be based. Directives include rules, regulations, operating policies, procedures and practices.

This mission represents a commitment to the concepts of quality performance management. In other words, members are expected to work consistently in a quality manner in the daily performance of those duties, job responsibilities and work tasks associated with the mission. Each member is, by virtue of being an employee of the Adams County Sheriff's Office, deemed to be committed to the professionalism and commitment of this mission to the citizens of Adams County.

A. Core Commitment- At the very core of the mission is a commitment to serve and protect all persons who reside within, or who come within the boundaries of Adams County. This commitment will, at all times, be expressed in a professional manner consistent with all Federal, State and Local laws, and written policies and standards of the department that govern the discharge of the duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Adams County sheriff.

B. Protection- This mission includes protecting the right of all persons within the jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live, travel and exist in peace.

C. Service by Members- The members of the Sheriff's Office serve the people of Adams County by performing the law enforcement and public safety functions of the Department in a courteous, professional and conscientious manner.

D. Treatment of All Persons- The Department and it's personnel are committed to the treatment of all persons with dignity and respect.

E. Privilege of Service- The men and women who serve as members of the Adams County Sheriff's Office understand and acknowledge that they are privileged to serve as law enforcement and public safety representatives of the people. It is to the people of Adams County that the Department and it's personnel are ultimately responsible to in the performance of their official duties.