The Takoma Park Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of police services by promoting an environment where police department employees and the community work in a partnership with a goal of improving the quality of life within our expanding multi-ethnic community, while at the same time maintaining respect for the diversity, individual rights and dignity of all residents. This is integral towards developing and maintain strong relationships. Our goal is to continue to expand these relationships, especially with those within our community that may have mistrust of the police.
- Community building through individual officer knowledge of constituents, and understanding of their needs at the neighborhood level
- Achievement of a superior quality of community life through problem-solving with residents and an intolerance of criminal activity
- Responsiveness to changing community needs through planning, education and technology
- Excellence in service, marked with integrity, respect, innovation and professionalism