|Wakulla County Sheriffs Office Mission|
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office will commit its resources in partnership with the community to:
Integrity is the trademark of the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office. We are committed to the standard of excellence in our performance, ethical conduct, and truthfulness in all relationships.
This sheriff’s office holds itself accountable for its actions and takes pride in a the highest professional level of service to our citizens and visitors.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office treats all persons in a dignified and courteous manner. We model understanding of cultural and ethnic diversity, both in our professional and personal undertakings.
We provide quality service in a courteous and efficient manner. We pride ourselves in our accessibility to all of those who call upon us for assistance.
We are responsive to all people and treat all people impartially, with consideration, compassion and respect.
PROFILING ADDRESSED BY WCSO
This information statement is provided for the purpose of community education and awareness.
One of the more controversial issues facing law enforcement is the perception that law enforcement officers enforce traffic laws based on a driver having a certain trait common to a group.
At the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, the issue of bias-based profiling has been addressed and it is the position of the sheriff that all laws shall be enforced equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, age, cultural group or any other identifiable group. Bias-based profiling shall not be tolerated in enforcement efforts. The WCSO prohibits its members from using bias-based profiling during traffic stops or field contacts as well as asset seizure and forfeiture efforts.
Bias-based profiling issues, including legal aspects, are provided to sworn members of the agency during in-service training in accordance with the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) requirements. Agency policy prohibits bias-based profiling. Members of the WCSO are responsible for ensuring all citizens of the community are treated with dignity and respect.