Mission and Values Statement
The mission of the Traverse City Police Department, in cooperation with our community, is to protect life and property, and enhance the quality of life for all citizens.
We care for and empathize with our fellow human beings.
We face danger to ensure the safety of others. We stand up for what is right. We will brave when others may not. We eliminate fear through our actions.
We employ those who strive to achieve a higher standard. We listen to our employees and members of our community to continually improve our effectiveness and reliability. We strive to exceed community and professional expectations.
We treat all individuals impartially. We act in a just manner. We embrace different points of view. We exercise discretion appropriately.
We fulfill our mission in its entirety using sound principles, honesty, and sincerity.
We are relied upon to help and support. We have the ability to deal with situations effectively. We build on mutual experiences to effectively resolve problems.
We value the rights and beliefs of others. We are courteous. We treat others as we expect to be treated. We appreciate diversity.
We are self-motivated and self-directed. We do what is asked to achieve expectations. We hold ourselves to the highest standards.