Our Mission Statement The overall mission of the Jacksonville Police Department is to provide unbiased, ethical, and aggressive crime prevention and law enforcement services to all citizens of the City of Jacksonville. Citizens of our community have a right to expect to live and carry out their daily lives free from the fear of crime. Our mission is to provide an atmosphere of safety and security for every citizen in Jacksonville. Furthermore, our mission is to provide these services in a humane, courteous, and friendly manner. The only reason a police department exists is to provide service and security to the community in which it resides.
Administrative Goals Manage resources to effectively and efficiently accomplish the department's operational goals in the near and distant future. Manage personnel resources in a professional manner to encourage personnel to develop their talents for the mutual benefit of themselves and the department. Provide continual effective coordination of department activities with municipal administration and other municipal departments. Encourage communication and cooperation with other criminal justice agencies.
Operational Goals Maintain a positive community opinion of the department through the professional behavior of personnel. Minimize the occurrence of crime through preventive efforts by department personnel and through the encouragement of involvement by groups and individual citizens. Identify, apprehend and assist in prosecution of persons suspected of committing crimes. Recover lost and stolen property, identify owners and make proper disposition. Minimize personal injury and property damage resulting from traffic accidents. Protect the constitutional rights of all persons. Render reasonable assistance to people as the need for assistance is observed or requested.