Mission, Vision, Values


The Halifax Area Regional Police Department Mission statement is simple:  We have adopted the Law Enforcment Code of Ethics to guide us in our duties.

Law Enforcment Code of Ethics

     As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind, to safe guard lives and property the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional Rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.
     I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life. I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
     I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
     I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it was a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideas, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession….Law Enforcement.


The Halifax Area Regional Police Department shall always strive for excellence in providing ethical, effective, exemplary community-oriented law enforcement services.


The Halifax Area Regional Police Department embraces the following values within our organization:

-Being dedicated to quality, timeliness and excellence in our service to the community.
-Candor, honesty, and ethical behavior by the members of our department.
-Having pride in our work, in our dedication to public service, and being the best we can.
-Both personal and organizational integrity as being essential to the maintenance of the Sonora Police Department.
-A partnership between the police and public in problem solving and crime prevention.
-Honesty, integrity, and consistent discipline within our organization to build and maintain our credibility with the community.
-A partnership with the citizens of Lykens in making the community safe for all to work, live and visit.
-The opportunity to provide service to our community in a manner which is fair, courteous, responsive and efficient.
-Innovative, creative and proactive approaches in meeting the demands of our crime prevention and law enforcement responsibilities.
-The need to engage in strategic and future planning and to keep abreast of the latest in law enforcement technology.
-The need to treat people with respect and dignity, regardless of their age, race, gender, appearance, individual beliefs or life style.
-Sensitivity is the key quality that we should bring to our interaction with the public and other agencies in the criminal justice system with whom we interact.