Bureau of Investigations
District Attorney Sally O. Moreno is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Madera County. The Madera
County District Attorney's Office is committed to serving the public in the pursuit of truth and justice,
through the vigorous prosecution of those who violate the law, while protecting the rights of victims.
In furtherance of this mission, this office is committed to investigating all criminal cases with transparency
BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
The Mission of the Bureau of Investigations is to work collaboratively with the public, by supporting
prosecution efforts, and serving as a liaison between other law enforcement agencies, victims of crime,
The stated mission of the Madera County District Attorney's Office is committed to serving the public
through truth and justice, through vigorous prosecution, while protecting the rights of victims.
In addition to the Mission Statement, Our office is committed to respecting the constitutional rights of
every individual we encounter, and treating all with fairness and respect. Our office is committed to
seeking the truth in all investigations. We actively respond to the needs of the Office of the District
Attorney as related to the investigation function. We strive to gain the confidence and trust of the
Prosecutors and Public, by properly applied practices, integrity, and professional competency displayed.
We encourage Teamwork from all areas of the Bureau of Investigation. We recognize that diversity is
an asset to our organization. We support both personal and professional growth through education and
training. We continually evaluate our work performance, so it remains consistent with the needs of the
community, the laws, and the Office of the District Attorney.
LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS
As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard
lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or
intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights
of all to liberty, equality and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does
not bring discredit to me or to my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger,
scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest
in thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law
and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is
confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in
the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations,
animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with
relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without
fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be
held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption
or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally
authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.
I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take
every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.
I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my
chosen profession . . . law enforcement.