Mission & Core Values

The members of the Valparaiso Police Department are committed to being responsive to our community in the delivery of quality service and to our profession by continuously seeking excellence. By partnering with the community, we will strive to efficiently improve the quality of life by providing a safe and secure environment for all.

Core Values

We value dedication and a strong commitment in providing quality service to our community. Individuals are encouraged to set individual goals for self-improvement. We value professionalism and being accountable to the highest standards of law enforcement.

We value our employees as our greatest asset. We believe in empowering individuals who reflect the organization's values through greater autonomy and control within their scope of responsibility. We encourage an atmosphere of creative problem solving and providing the equipment and technology necessary to accomplish our mission.

We value truthfulness and honesty and consider them vital to our organization. We are committed to ethical conduct by all members of our department, and the highest standards of moral character in serving our community. We are committed to justice and fairness and will abide by the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

More Information

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