Port Washington Police Department - Character Counts

Character Counts!

CHARACTER COUNTS! is two things: an educational framework for teaching universal values and a national coalition of organizations that support each other.

Universal Values: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship

The City of Port Washington, the Village of Saukville and the Port Washington-Saukville School District have teamed together on this initiative: Annually the governmental units pass a resolution affirming their commitment to Character Counts Communities.

Our Mission

Empowering individuals to Make Positive Choices

Our Goals
  • Connect Character Counts to all daily interactions to provide a safe and supportive environment.
  • Educate Families, Businesses, Organizations, and school and faith communities to implement and model the Character Counts six pillars.
  • Foster positive youth and adult role models.
  • Take the initiative to identify and redirect unacceptable behavior.
  • Honor persons who exemplify the traits of good character.
  • Develop a funding support mechanism to communicate, promote and market Character Counts.
Action Steps
  • Illustrate thru signs and symbols "Character Counts".
  • Go Public.
  • Join the national organization.
  • Be Programmatic.
  • Fund raising to sustain programs.
  • Identify all businesses. Chambers, schools, civic organizations, faith based communities.

For more about the Character Counts! program, visit the Port Washington/Saukville Character Counts Communities® website or the National Character Counts® website.