Police Mission, Values and Vision

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The mission of the Gaithersburg Police Department is to provide the highest quality police service; protect life and property, enforce Maryland laws and City ordinances, and protect the rights of all people.

The Department's mission is accomplished by working with the community, city departments, and other stakeholders to develop and implement proactive strategies based on the community’s needs. Additionally, we will maintain a workplace that promotes equal employment opportunities and respects employees as individuals and fosters teamwork.

Core Values

 Members of the Department are committed to professionalism through Service, Integrity, and Respect:

Service – by providing quality service and protection to all people in an efficient and competent manner, tempered with courtesy, compassion and understanding;

Integrity – by upholding the public trust through honest, consistent, and forthright interaction with all people in order to foster an atmosphere of mutual trust and cooperation; and

Respect – by treating all persons with dignity and respect by promoting equality and fairness, in upholding the Constitutional rights of all people.


The Gaithersburg Police Department strives to foster an organizational culture that embraces the principles of extreme ownership and a strong commitment to the department’s mission and core values.

We recognize the value of all our employees and partners, from professional staff and sworn members, to the many citizens who come forth to volunteer, assisting the department in fulfilling our mission. We remain committed to the further enhancement of these partnerships. We will continually strive to develop the skills of our members, and to efficiently and effectively manage our resources to deliver the highest level of service to the public.