Honor, pride, and dedication are the three virtues upon which the department rests and which enable it to carry out its primary objectives in an efficient, effective, and professional manner. It is through this motto that the department serves the citizens of Houma by performing their law enforcement duties in an exemplary, honorable, and professional manner. The department shall enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons. A police officer shall perform all duties impartially, without favor, affectation, or ill will and without regard to a person's status or diversity. All employees and citizens shall be treated equally with courtesy, consideration, and dignity.