Oath of Honor Values

On my honor, I will never betray my badge or my profession; my integrity or my character, or the public trust. I will have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will seek to uphold the laws of this country, the State of Texas, my community, and the agency I serve.

  • Honor means that one's word is given as a guarantee.
  • Betray is defined as breaking faith with the public trust.
  • Badge is the symbol of your office.
  • Integrity is being the same person in both private and public life.
  • Character means the qualities that distinguish an individual.
  • Public Trust is a charge of duty imposed in faith toward those you serve.
  • Courage is having the strength to withstand unethical pressure, fear or danger.
  • Accountability means that you are answerable and responsible to your oath of office.
  • Community is the jurisdiction and citizens served.