Mission Statement

Our Mission is to work for and with our citizens in order to ensure safety and to improve the quality of life in our community through education, professionalism and diligent crime prevention.

Our mission statement was created by our employees, all of whom strongly believe in the values described. This statement is the guideline for all decisions made by police employees. We are not perfect, but we strive to adhere to the core beliefs expressed in the mission statement and we believe most of our efforts are successful.

We asked our employees to submit what they believe in, what they value and what goals would allow us to serve the citizens of Carthage in the best way. Submitted ideas were put into sentence form, then shortened and refined until we all voted for the statement that best reflected the original ideas. The resulting mission statement is posted prominently around the police department and is more than just words; it is our pledge to the citizens of Carthage.