Sheffield Police Department

 Mission Statement

     The primary functions of the Sheffield Police Department are the protection of life and property, the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the preservation of peace and order, and a multitude of tasks relating to public welfare and safety.

     To achieve success, the Police Department must gain and retain the confidence and respect of the public. This can be accomplished by constant and earnest effort of employees to perform their duties in an efficient, honest, business-like, and professional manner and by exemplary conduct in all endeavors.

     Efficiency is the first rule of an officer’s conduct. He/she acts for the public and should never allow passion to urge him/her to brutality, nor fear, favoritism, or sympathy to induce illegal leniency or neglect of duty. An officer must remember that he/she represents the dignity and authority of the State of Alabama and the City of Sheffield. He/she shall not use unnecessary force nor hesitate to use necessary force when circumstances require it.

      The Sheffield Police Department have responsibilities and relationships with other agencies. All personnel shall be cognizant of these responsibilities and strive to maintain good relationships with all criminal justice agencies and components.

The role of the Sheffield Police Department is to enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons.