The mission of the Knox County Sheriff's Office is to enhance the quality of life in Knox County by reducing crime and the fear of crime.
To achieve this mission, The Knox County Sheriff's Office employees commit to these core values:
Employees uphold their positions of trust through honesty, credibility, and by maintaining high ethical standards.
Employees regard their office as a public trust, and in the discharge of their duties, are constantly mindful of their primary obligation to serve the community courteously, efficiently, and effectively.
Employees value professionalism by having a clear sense of commitment, perspective, and direction and develop professionalism by creating an environment that encourages teamwork, innovation, and continuous self-evaluation.
Employees ensure that their behavior earns the support and trust of all segments of the public by being responsible for their actions and willing to admit their mistakes.