"The mission of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office is to serve the community in a manner that epitomizes those ideals woven into the fabric of the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Indiana. We will strive to enhance the quality of life in cooperation with all who share in making Vanderburgh County a better place to live. We are committed to excellence through:
- Integrity - We will be honest and sincere in our personal and professional lives. We serve with courage and pride in maintaining the public trust by upholding the highest moral and ethical standards.
- Compassion - We will be sensitive, yet firm while dedicating ourselves to preserving the dignity of each individual. Our cultural diversity allows us to be patient, caring and kind in our treatment towards each other.
- Fairness - We will consistently treat all people fairly and impartially in upholding the laws of the State of Indiana and the Constitution of the United States.
- Service - We will dedicate ourselves to improve and ensure the quality of life for future generations through professional and quality service. We are committed to protecting life and property, preventing and solving crime, reducing fear and providing a safe environment. We will strive to work in unity with our community to develop a partnership in solving problems and to be responsive to community needs and concerns.