Police Mission, Values and Vision

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The City of Gaithersburg is an exceptional city and the efforts of our police officers, civilian support staff, volunteers, citizens, and the steadfast public safety support from the Mayor and City Council have made a positive impact on the quality of life in the community. We will continue to meet the needs of our citizens and do it with a professional and dedicated staff.

Our Mission

We are committed to protecting life and property, improving the quality of life for all people, and protecting City interests.

We will accomplish this by:

  • Working with our community, City departments and other government agencies.
  • Developing and implementing proactive strategies.
  • Growing to keep pace with our community.
  • Maintaining a workplace which promotes equal employment opportunities, respects employees as individuals and fosters teamwork.

Our Values

We are committed to professionalism through:

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

Integrity – Upholding the public trust through honesty, consistent and forthright interaction with all people, fostering an atmosphere of mutual trust and cooperation.

Respect – Treating all persons with dignity and respect by promoting equality and fairness in upholding the constitutional rights of all people.

Our Vision

We will seek to function as a team with City departments, other government agencies and our community to provide innovative, effective and efficient service to improve the quality of life for all people.