Fernandina Beach Police Department stresses core values – Partnership, Integrity, and Respect

Fernandina Beach Police Department
Mark Foxworth, Chief
July 7, 2021


Last month we developed and started promoting our newly established core values, PARTNERSHIP – INTEGRITY – RESPECT. These values direct our delivery of police services to our community. We have recently had them added to the markings on our vehicles. We did this to let our community know what our core values are and what to expect from our officers. We also did this so that each time an officer gets in their vehicle they are reminded of the core values and the importance of using them as a guide in the delivery of police services.


PARTNERSHIP – The Fernandina Beach Police Department will work to create partnerships with the members of our community. Partnerships allow the community to have a voice in the policing process and promote a mutual understanding of trust. Partnerships also allow the community to express their needs relating to safety and crime concerns as well as quality of life issues.

INTEGRITY – The single most important personal quality that a law enforcement officer must possess, display and prove through their daily actions, as well as their career, is integrity. Integrity builds a foundation of trust and support, which is an essential element in a relationship between the Fernandina Beach Police Department and the community. Integrity is also crucial to building a level of trust within the judicial system, making an officer’s testimony trustworthy and credible.

RESPECT – The Fernandina Beach Police Department serves a diverse and inclusive community. Each person in our community deserves a level of respect that we would want extended to us as an agency and as individuals. Having respect for every person we serve will help build relationships that improve the community as a whole and will ensure that the rights of every individual are respected.