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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Message from Chief Hamlin

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Words cannot begin to convey the depth of our sorrow nor the pain we feel for the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd and the suffering his family is enduring. What happened in Minneapolis is inexcusable, it is criminal, and it violates the very values we work to cultivate each day in Grapevine. 

Our Department is guided by what we have identified as our Principle Compass. This Principle Compass serves to provide direction to our members by pointing to values that we believe will keep us on the right path as we protect and serve others. The north and south points are Integrity and Quality. These are the internal qualities that guide our character. The east and west points are Equity and Dignity. These are the external qualities that define our actions. As members of this Department, we strive to deliver our service honestly and accurately and to treat ALL equally and with dignity. 

These principle values, Integrity, Quality, Equity, and Dignity, are woven into the fabric of our training. They are part of the conversations we have with one another and the public. 

The Grapevine Police Department will hold fast to the mission of providing a safe community for our citizens, our businesses, and our visitors. We will endeavor to provide the highest quality service to all in our community through our guiding values.  We respect the opportunity that we have been given as public servants and understand that we do not stand alone in this time, but, rather, we stand with a community and a country supporting the Floyd family, as they have been forced onto a path that they did not choose. Please know, we are honored and privileged to serve each one of you and will continue to work devotedly to keep your faith and trust in law enforcement.

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