The mission of the Ruidoso Downs Police Department is to serve the public by furthering a partnership with the community to protect life and property, prevent crime, and resolve problems.
We meet challenges and adversity with perseverance to attain individual and organizational goals.
Fundamental to delivery of professional police service is fair and equitable treatment of all individuals. Whether citizens or employee, all must be treated with Dignity and Respect.
Our value as police employees depends upon the respect and confidence we earn from the community and each other. The integrity of each individual, as well as the organization, is necessary for citizens to give us their trust. Without this trust, we cannot expect to form a partnership with the community.
Each member is responsible for establishing the direction of the department and communicating the vision at every level of the organization. We show the way in our community by going first and guiding those who follow. We are entrusted with caring for the spirit of the organization.
Each of us has a personal responsibility for the success of our community. We respect, care about, trust and support each other. We respect and encourage individual responsibility, while recognizing we have a right and an obligation to participate in leading our community.
Each employee enhances the quality of life within our community through dedicated service.
Teamwork is essential to the successful operation of the department. The team must include all employees working in partnership with each other and the community to attain our goals.
All members of the Ruidoso Downs Police Department will be asked to hold their decisions up to these values as a check and balance system of their decision-making. We believe most employees unconsciously do this on a routine basis. With a printed Value system, it becomes a conscious process for all of us.