Our Mission and Values

Serving Brooke County, WV Since 1870

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Brooke County Sheriff’s Department is to create a safer Brooke County by reducing crime, ensuring the safety of our citizens and building trust in partnership with our community.

Vision Statement:

A safe and successful community served by an innovative team of trusted professionals dedicated to providing excellent service and engaging our community as a valued partner.

Core Values


We are committed to the enforcement of laws and the preservation of order and property.  We are honest, truthful, and consistent in our words and actions, and therefore worthy of the public’s trust.  We exercise discretion in a manner that is beyond reproach.


We treat the public and our colleagues with courtesy and respect.  We understand that our appearance, words, and demeanor   contribute to the public’s confidence in us.  We are responsive to the community, and deliver services promptly and efficiently.

Fairness and Impartiality

We act with fairness, restraint, and impartiality in carrying out our duties.  We work with the community to continually understand and overcome cultural influences and unconscious biases.  We understand that our actions, combined   with the way we treat members of the   community, contributes to our “legitimacy” in the eyes of the public.


We work together as one organization in carrying out the mission of the department; our respective units do not act as distinct “silos” from one another.  As individual members of the department we are respectful to each other and work collectively to solve problems and serve the community.


We keep abreast of standard procedures, legal issues, and innovative topics in modern policing through regular training.  We exercise rigor in thinking strategically about identifying trends, exploring alternative  solutions, and solving problems.

Advocacy and Empathy

We have compassion for victims of crime.  As members of the community, we have respect for and promote the diversity of the community.  We advocate for social and other supportive services for victims, youth, and others involved in the criminal justice system.

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