Mission Statement

Our mission is the reduction of the incidence of crime and the improvement of the quality of life in Emporia by making it  a place where all people can live safely and without fear.  The Emporia Police Department is committed to:

The impartial enforcement of criminal laws and the intelligent use of discretion in solving problems associated with crime and disorder;

  • Providing police services of the highest professional quality grounded in our core values of courgae, compassion, duty and integrity;
  • Showing respect forthe constitutional rights and personal dignity of all people with whom we come into contact;
  • Using problem solving tactics and a community-oriented policing strategy that emphasizes collaboration with other agencies and builds partnerships with civic and service groups and with business and neighborhood association
  • Continuous organizational improvement and receptiveness to the need for constant change in the response to the mane needs of a dynamic and diverse community;
  • Constantly encouraging each member of our staff to assume leadership roles within our organization, to provice the highest quality service, to encourage and support others, to build trust,to become agents of change and to share a vision of an ever improving future;
  • The Duty to Intervene when we observe misconduct or excessive use of force by another employee of this agency.