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Core Values and Mission


The mission of the University of Tennessee Police Department is to provide professional police services, while working with faculty, staff, and students to reduce criminal opportunity and community anxiety.



Our conduct and demeanor display the highest standard of personal and organizational excellence. As a professional organization, we are guided by the “Law Enforcement Code of Conduct.”


We recognize the authority we hold and will treat others as we would like to be treated.

We will faithfully, and without bias, honor our obligations to the community.


We are committed to the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct, which are the cornerstones of our profession. We will uphold the public trust and our commitment to our core values.


To the organization, each other, our families, and the citizens we serve, and having an unquestionable work ethic.


There is always room for improvement—and that the never-ending search for improvement leads to excellence. We aim for excellence in everything we do.