Core Values

Core Values
Our core values are those enablers that set the stage for professionalism in each and every one of our functional areas. These core values are:
  • Integrity: Integrity is the hallmark of the Falls Church Sheriff's office and we are committed to the highest performance standard, ethical conduct, and truthfulness in all relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service and fairness to all.
  • Respect: We treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in professional and personal endeavors. We pledge to uphold the principles and values embodied in the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Service: We provide comprehensive law enforcement services in a courteous, efficient, and accessible manner. We foster community and employee involvement through problem-solving partnerships.
  • Fairness: We treat all people impartially, with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our employees and the community we serve.
Badge of Authority
The Falls Church Sheriff's office will aspire to be leaders of and a model for all aspects of law enforcement, homeland security, court operations and fiduciary management as our Citizen's deserve nothing less. Our office will achieve this leadership goal through the adoption and practice of the following fundamental tents that are represented by each of the 6 points of our badge of authority. These are:
  • Integrity
  • Courtesy
  • Character
  • Judgment
  • Honor
  • Loyalty
Sheriff S. Stephen Bittle and the entirety of the Sheriff's office make this commitment to you, the citizens of the City of Falls Church.
Falls Church Sheriff Badge