Mission, Vision, Values

Vancouver Police Department

We work in partnership with the community to protect life and property. We enhance the quality of life in our city through proactive problem solving, fair and equitable law enforcement and effective use of resources. We serve the city of Vancouver with courage, strength, integrity, compassion and pride.


We are a professional, progressive, and innovative law enforcement agency. We take pride in our role as an integral part of our community. We strive to be a full service organization committed to providing quality law enforcement services to our public. Our employees are leaders in problem solving and crime prevention in our community, our agency and throughout the law enforcement profession.

  • Open, honest and direct communication throughout the agency.
  • Accountable to the public we serve.
  • Responsive to our community's priorities and needs.
  • Maintain self-discipline and credibility through honest, moral and ethical behavior.
  • Respect, professionalism, and open-mindedness directed towards every person we contact.
  • Commitment to teamwork and cooperation among department members and the community.