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The vision statement for the Bracken County Sheriff's Office will be adopted as a definition for community policing in the County. The vision statement is a reflection of an ideal the Sheriff's Office and local community strive for:

Community policing recognizes a shared responsibility and connection between the Sheriff's Office and community in making Bracken County a safer, more livable county.  Community policing encourages a problem solving partnership between citizens and the Sheriff's Office. This partnership jointly identifies community safety issues, determines resources, and applies innovative strategies designed to create and sustain healthy, vital neighborhood communities.  It will be the responsibility of the Sheriff's Office to continue to build collaborative efforts with the citizens, schools, churches, community, businesses, and other stakeholders.


The mission statement of the Sheriff's Office serves as an overriding purpose for the agency.  The mission of the Bracken County Sheriff's Office is to collect taxes, secure the court house enforce laws, maintain and improve community livability by working with all citizens to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote individual responsibility and community commitment.  This mission is to make Bracken County a better place to LIVE, WORK, PLAY AND VISIT.


The values of the Bracken County Sheriff's Office are commitments to the community that are rooted in the cornerstones of the Office and reflect the mission statement:

  • Integrity

  • Compassion

  • Accountability

  • Respect

  • Excellence

  • Professionalism

  • Dedication



These cornerstones of the Sheriff's Office reflect the core internal principles that will guide decision-making in the agency at all levels:

  • Service Orientation: Provide supportive, professional service to the community 24/7.


  • Partnership: Work in partnership with the community, County Administration, service  agencies, the criminal justice system, and other stakeholders and Offices.


  • Empowerment: Encourage decision making at all levels, and promote personnel responsibility, accountability and involvement.


  • Problem Solving: Using problem solving methods to reduce the incidence and fear of crime and to improve internal operations of the agency.


  • Accountability: Promote responsibility among management, employees, the community, the County Administration and other agencies for public safety resources, strategies and outcomes.

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