As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; 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 men to liberty, equality and justice.
I will be courageous and 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, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, 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.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession.
My office is located in the Police Department, next door to City Hall at 1200 East 1st street.
Office hours are Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm
Please call (417) 673-2616 to set up an appointment.
You may also reach me by email and I will get back with you as quickly as possible.
Chief Worley is a 13 year member of the Carterville Police Department serving as the department's Sergeant since joining the team in 2006. His previous duties were serving with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office and since joining Carterville has also served as the teams training officer, code enforcement officer, and many other leadership roles in the department.
Serving under Chief Cline until 2015, he was the obvious candidate to lead the department when Chief Cline transferred to City Administration. He graciously accepted the responsibility and the transition for the city was effortless.