The Mexia Police Department is located at 211 N. Sherman Street in the downtown area of Mexia. The Department consists of a total of 31 sworn and civilian personnel consisting of Administrative, Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Dispatch, Records Clerk, Animal Control, an the School Crossing Guard. The Chief of Police is Richard Hawthorne. We also contain the Municipal Court. Our 24 hour contact numbers are 254-562-4140 and 254-562-4150. Our fax number is 254-562-3763.
Mexia Police Department Mission Statement
The members of the Mexia Police Department are dedicated and committed to providing the highest quality police services available to our citizens, with uncompromising integrity, and continuous improvement to enhance public safety and quality of life.
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; 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 to liberty, equality and justice.
I WILL keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my agency. I will 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 both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I week or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I WILL never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decision. With no compromise and crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear of favor, malice of ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I RECOGNIZE the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I will accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police services. I will never engage in acts of corruption of bribery, not will I condone such acts by other polices officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.
I KNOW that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every responsible opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.
I WILL constantly strive to achieve those objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession … law enforcement.
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