Sheriff G. K. Bancroft
Asotin County Sheriff’s Office
make our community a safe and secure place to work and live
professional, equal, and thorough, law enforcement.
I am proud of having been elected as your sheriff. I
take very seriously the trust you have placed in me. High standards in law
enforcement are not just a concept in the Asotin County Sheriff’s Office.
High standards are expected by me every day. I hold myself to the same high
standards to which I hold each employee that works for me.
As you can see in the mission, vision and ethics
statements below I believe in positive law enforcement. I have mandated
that each deputy adhere with what I have written in each of these
documents. Each deputy and I have signed the Mission Statement to ensure
that we strive to meet our mission. The Asotin County Sheriff’s Office will
provide courteous, thorough and impartial law enforcement throughout the
We, the Sheriff’s Office, will work cooperatively with
law enforcement from the adjoining states and surrounding communities to
ensure Asotin County is a safe and secure place to live and work.
Ken Bancroft, Sheriff
ASOTIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Our community will
recognize the Asotin County Sheriff’s Office as a progressive leader and
trusted community partner working to make Asotin County a safe, secure, and
productive place for people to work, live, and go to school
We will have a solid
reputation for respecting individual rights while enforcing the law in an
equal and aggressive manner within the laws we enforce.
We will be known for
operating a tough no frills jail that is clean, meets humanitarian needs,
and saves the taxpayer dollars.
be acknowledged for our commitment to make Asotin County a better place to
live and an uncomfortable place for people who break the law.
Asotin County Sheriff’s Office
As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental obligation is to protect the
constitutional rights and freedoms of the people whom I have been sworn to
While I consider the way I choose to
conduct my private affairs a personal freedom, I accept the responsibilities
for my actions, as well as inactions, while on-duty or off-duty, when those
actions bring disrepute on the public image of my employer, my fellow
deputies, and the law enforcement profession.
I vow to perform all my
duties in a professional and competent manner. I consider the abilities to
be courageous in the face of danger and to exercise restraint in the use of
my powers and authorities to be the ultimate public trust. I accept that I
must consistently strive to achieve excellence in learning the necessary
knowledge and skills associated with my duties. I will keep myself
physically fit and mentally alert so that I am capable of performing my
duties according to the standards of quality expected of my position.
I vow to be fully truthful and honest
in my dealings with others. I deplore lies and half-truths that mislead or
do not fully inform those who must depend upon my honesty. I will obey the
very laws I am sworn to uphold. I will seek affirmative ways to comply with
the standards of my agency and the lawful directions of my supervisors.
I vow to treat others with courtesy
at all times. I consider it to be a professional weakness to allow
another’s behavior to dictate my response. I will not allow other’s actions
or failings to be my excuse for not performing my duties in a responsible,
professional and expected manner.
I vow to empathize with the problems
of people whom I come in daily contact. However, I cannot allow my personal
feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence the
discretionary authorities entrusted to my job. I will affirmatively seek
ways to avoid conflicts and potential conflicts of interest that could
compromise my official authority or public image.
I hold the authority inherent to my
position to be an affirmation of the public’s trust in me as a law
enforcement officer. I do not take this trust lightly. As long as I remain
in this position, I will dedicate myself to maintaining this trust and
upholding all the ideals of the law enforcement profession.
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