Do ACCPD officers operate with a warrior mindset or a guardian mindset? What does that mean?

ACCPD’s motto is to protect and serve as guardians of the Athens community.  We instill the guardian mindset into each of our officers through our culture at ACCPD.  Officers who embrace the guardian mindset see themselves as protectors of the community who work with and for the community to co-produce public safety.  The actions of the guardian are not driven by fear but out of a desire (even at the risk of personal danger) to stand together with the public and rid the community of crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.  The warrior, on the other hand, sees the community as something to fear and to be on guard against, not to embrace.  Our officers embrace their community and strive to carry out their duties with the mindsets and hearts of guardians.

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