Mission and Values

Mission Statement

The Shepherdsville Police Department is committed to working with the community to instill public confidence in our agency by providing a professional level of service through a partnership with our citizens. The community policing partnership draws people together to enhance the quality of life and the common good; a safe and peaceful community where individuals, families and businesses thrive. We are committed to maintain respect for individual rights and human dignity regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability.


The Shepherdsville Police Department emphasizes the values of professionalism, respect, accountability, integrity and communication with all of our employees as we strive for excellence and continuous improvement.


We will be professional in our daily actions, or behavior and our performance to the department, its members and to the community we proudly serve.


We will treat citizens and co-workers with respect, regardless of the degree of respect we receive.


We will be held accountable for our actions, our behavior and our performance by the department, its members and the community we proudly serve.


We will be honorable, ethical, and honest in our daily interaction with the department, its members and the community we proudly serve.


We will communicate effectively and courteously with our co-workers and the members of the community we proudly serve.

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 unsoiled as an example to all, maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule, develop self-restraint and be constantly mindful for the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life. I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my Department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided in 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 friendship to influence my decision. With no compromise for crime and relentless prosecution of criminal, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear of favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities. I recognize the bade of my office as the symbol of public faith and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession…Law Enforcement. The Shepherdsville Police Department is committed to achieving the highest standards of professional ethics, performance and excellence. We are dedicated to the principles of community policing and to becoming one of the most progressive, innovative and professional police departments in the nation.