Mission, Vision, Values

Vancouver Police Department

Valor, Professionalism, Duty


We work in partnership with the community to preserve life, protect property and enhance livability through equitable law enforcement and effective use of resources.


To reflect the rich diversity of Vancouver and make it the safest city for everyone to live, work and play.

We Value

Ethics. Doing the right thing;maintaining self-discipline, credibility and moral behavior.

Respect. Treating all people with compassion, respect and fairness; honoring diversity of thought, experiences and opinions. 

Honesty. Upholding the principles of honesty and transparency.

Communication. Communicating with openness, active listening, fostering an environment of inclusion, trust and empowerment.

Collaboration. Actively seeking collaboration with each other and the community to achieve mutually desired outcomes.