The goal of the Character Council of Hempstead is to help build a community of
people who will choose good character as a priority, regardless of the
It is significant that our mayor and our City Council have taken the lead in
proclaiming Hempstead unanimously to be a City of Character.
Where the government leads, the people will follow.
The City Council is one of the first organizations in the city to commit to being a
character organization. Each month, they will learn about a new character
quality, discuss ways of implementing it in the city government, and provide ways
of rewarding good character in the government ranks.
Our Police Chief has also chosen to make the Hempstead Police Department a
character organization, creating a climate of good character in the police
department by education, practical implementation, and rewards. In additions to
promoting it internally within the department, local policemen will be giving
citations to citizens caught displaying good character qualities. Those citations
awards will be accompanied with coupons good at local fast food restaurants.
With our government entities leading the way in building character, our
community will find role models and will follow. The entire community will benefit
in better relationships, increased volunteer- ism, unity, safety, and economic
Building Character in Government
"It is the duty of all
worthy, free, and
Chief Justice of the
"Our government was
founded on the
necessity of good
government like the
depends on man's
ability to first regulate
must be based upon
moral principle to
maintain good order."
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implementing character in any organization,