Core Values

Ferris State University Law Enforcement Academy

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Ferris State University Law Enforcement Academy is to increase the professional capabilities of law enforcement officers by developing recruits who are capable of addressing Michigan's public safety needs for the 21st Century. The foundation of the Academy instruction is based upon the core values of courage, commitment, honor, character, and the pursuit of excellence.  These ideals are paramount to our commitment to build collaborative community partnerships where increased levels of trust and respect create a safe environment while protecting individual liberties.

Core Values and Ethics

I.  Courage (Physical and Moral)

To manage fear
To take moral and just action to accomplish the mission or goal

II.  Commitment

To pledge to a particular course of action

III.  Honor

To keep ones word
To possess integrity
To fulfill one's promises
To accept responsibility and accountability for one's actions

IV.  Character

To possess moral excellence and exhibit firmness

V.  Pursuit of Excellence

To strive to be the best
To learn from mistakes through self evaluation

Code of Ethical Behavior

I will not lie, cheat or steal
I will not tolerate anyone who lies, cheats or steals
I will use only lawful means to pursue lawful ends
I will devote myself to the pursuit of justice for all persons
I will protect and serve the innocent
I will strive to be worthy of the trust placed in me as a law enforcement officer

Class Motto

Law Enforcement Academy