The mission of the Port Orchard Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property and to enhance the quality of life in our city through proactive problem solving, fair and equitable law enforcement, and the effective use of resources.
Our employees are our most valued resource. We value each employee’s contribution to the effectiveness of our organization and their participation in the decision making process. We strive to provide opportunities for individual achievement, personal growth, professional development, and recognition of our employees.
We are committed to a standard of excellence in our profession. We pursue the highest levels of achievement, professionalism, and quality in the services we provide to our community.
We strive to maintain the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and morals by adhering to the high standards established in the Police Officers Code of Ethics and the foundations established in the Constitution and the laws of the United States and the State of Washington.
We are committed to the concept of teamwork. We create positive working relationships through community based problem solving, respect toward citizens and coworkers, unity of purpose, and mutual ownership in our department and the services we provide.
We value the sanctity of life and the equitable treatment of all people.
We value working with our citizens to solve community based problems.
We serve with pride within ourselves and the community that we serve.