Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Pharr Police Academy

1. To prepare the participants to serve the needs of the community and to uphold the laws of society in an effective and professional manner;

2. To deliver a quality, entry-level educational and training program that provides the participants with the basic knowledge, attitudes, and skills they will need to successfully begin a career as a peace officer

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect 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 on 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 with crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear 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 trust to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of the police services. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideas, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession…law enforcement

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