Values and Mission Statement
The mission of the Amarillo Police Department is to provide excellent public service and law enforcement to the community, with the goal of keeping Amarillo a safe place to live, work, and play. The Department shall provide this service by utilizing best practices in law enforcement, continuous improvement in leadership and professionalism, and robust community involvement and consultation.
Members of the Amarillo Police Department, through leadership and a professional culture, are guided by the highest ethical standards. We embrace the values of Honor, Truth, Integrity, Service, Courage, and Leadership. It is our commitment to maintain the trust of the community through a cultural dedication to these values. We have the utmost respect for the rights of the individual, the needs of the community, and the values outlined by laws and the Constitution of the State of Texas and the United States of America. It is our goal to consistently take actions that increase the safety of the community, while communicating our actions in a manner that reduces the fear of crime.
Honor – We recognize the value of honor in our profession and our personal lives. We commit to fulfilling our duties in a manner that reflects professional and personal pride, with respect to the dignity of the individual, the sanctity of community, and the consideration of fairness to all.
Truth – The truth is of the highest importance to maintain the trust of the community and the respect for the individual. We commit to being truthful in all matters and transparent in our manner of conducting business.
Integrity – Strong moral and ethical values are the backbone of the Amarillo Police Department. We conduct ourselves in a manner that is consistent with the highest standards of the community. Our integrity guides our conduct while on duty as well as in our personal lives.
Service – Our service to the community is guided by a strong sense of fairness and righteousness. We serve in such a manner that promotes the well being of all, with the understanding that each person’s success contributes to the overall health of the community.
Courage – We hold that courage is the mental, moral, and physical strength to overcome fear, and to do what is right. The ability to make tough decisions under stress, pressure, and danger are essential to mission success.
Leadership – Leadership is a responsibility of public servants. Each member of the police department displays leadership within the department in order to mentor others and foster a culture that supports these values. We act as leaders within our community by setting a good example and taking initiative to solve problems and improve the quality of life in Amarillo.