GPD Mission and Values

Mission and Values

In spring of 2010, the men and women of the Garner Police Department were asked to establish a Department Mission Statement and a set of Department Values that represented who we are as an agency and what we are trying to accomplish in collaboration with the Garner community. A committee of employees volunteered and were tasked with speaking to each member of the agency to get their input as to what the Department Mission Statement and the Department Values should include. The committee took that input and framed it in a manner that now allows each of us to consider the actions we take and the decisions we make and ask ourselves if they are in support of our stated Mission and if they meet with our Values.

The Mission Statement of the Garner Police Department reads as follows:

The Garner Police Department is dedicated to excellent police service through partnerships that reduce crime, create a safe environment, build trust, and enhance the quality of life in our community. We are committed to delivering quality service in an effective, responsive, and professional manner.

Our Values include:

  • Commitment:
  • We have a selfless determination and relentless dedication to the public, our partners, and to each other. We will strive to continually improve our community and our agency.

  • Integrity:
  • We are committed to the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct, which are the cornerstones of our profession.

  • Professionalism:
  • We accept responsibility for our actions. We are accountable to ourselves and those we serve. We will communicate honestly and consistently strive for excellence.