Mission and Organizational Values

Mission Statement

Working in partnership with the community, the Laurel Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of law enforcement service to the City of Laurel citizens by aggressive Crime Prevention and vigorously pursuing and arresting criminals. The Department promotes community safety by seeking solutions to any situation that creates fear or threatens the quality of life in the city of Laurel.

Organizational Values

Members of the Laurel Police Department are committed to the following organizational values which guide our conduct and help accomplish our Mission Statement:

  • Integrity: We believe integrity is the foundation for community support and trust. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.
  • Partnership: A partnership with the community is essential in the prevention of crime and the identification and resolution of problems that impact public safety.
  • Teamwork: We believe in, foster, and support teamwork to solve crimes and resolve community problems.
  • Impartiality: We will treat everyone with respect and dignity in an unbiased manner. We will protect constitutional rights through impartial enforcement of the law.
  • Service: We are committed to providing quality police services, responsive to the needs of the community. We will provide dedicated and compassionate assistance by promoting personal and professional excellence, cooperation and leadership.
  • Courtesy: We will be professional and courteous, yet appropriately firm in all citizen contacts.
  • Responsiveness: We will promptly respond to all calls for police service and promptly attempt to resolve all problems, complaints and concerns expressed by the community.