Chief Vincent J. Caruso
Lodi Police Department
Mission Statement – Code Of Ethics
The Lodi Police Department’s 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 and woman to liberty, equality and justice.
Members of the Lodi Police Department will keep their private lives unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self restraint, and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, we will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of the department. Whatever we see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to us in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
Members of the Lodi Police Department will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals. We will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
We recognize the badge of our office as a symbol of public faith and accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. We will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating ourselves before God to our chosen profession….Law Enforcement.
Chief Vincent J. Caruso – Lodi Police Department