The Mission of the medical examiner is to conduct expert medicolegal investigations into deaths that occur under statutorily prescribed circumstances. The findings of these investigations are then independently shared with members of the public and relevant agencies to improve public safety and health.
By having licensed practitioners and professionally trained staff who conduct medicolegal investigations and adhere to industry standards in a setting that is striving for industry accreditation, we aspire to establish ourselves as a trustworthy source of accurate, scientifically supported assessments of deaths in our community.
Service – The highest value that we uphold is service. We pledge to provide efficient, uplifting, moral, and compassionate service to the general public and to one another.
Integrity - We commit to conduct ourselves in a respectful and professional manner at all times when interacting with the people we serve and with one another. We commit to doing our best to be sincere, moral, and diligent. We commit to taking responsibility for our own words and deeds and to developing an organization that upholds integrity by demanding the same of others. When no one is looking, we still act morally.
Compassion - We agree to practice empathy for one another and the people we serve, as well as to be aware of the potential negative effects of our words and deeds on others. We understand that speaking openly and kindly, even in the midst of disagreement, is an act of compassion.
Positivity - We understand that perspective is important to attitude and that accurate assessments do not need to be pessimistic. We promise to face obstacles with a constructive mindset.
Adaptability - We understand that nothing remains the same. We pledge to look for the good in change and recognize that it presents an opportunity for development.
Teamwork - We understand how crucial it is to collaborate with people outside of our department and other department members; everyone on the team has a part to play. We strive to foster a positive, cooperative, service- and solution-oriented culture.
Boundaries - We understand that there are boundaries within which we must talk, act, and for our team to succeed, each member must put their all into playing their part. We pledge to work within the parameters of our responsibilities while being careful not to to take on inappropriate roles or to criticize or undermine those in other jobs.