Temple Police Department

Mission Statement

The City of Temple Police Department is dedicated to providing outstanding professional services through community partnerships that build trust, reduce crime, create a safe environment, protect the constitutional rights of our citizens, and enhance the quality of life within our community.

Our Core Values...


We strive to use the most advanced skills and methods to provide a variety of law enforcement services. We will be courteous, knowledgeable, honest, fair, and understanding to all our customers. We maintain our image through appearance and demeanor, in a manner that reflects positively on the Temple Police Department and the City we serve.


For all citizens, each other, and for differing points of view, regardless of age, race, gender, appearance, individual beliefs, or lifestyles.


We serve in ways that bring honor to the police profession by building trust, confidence, and respect with the general public. We pledge to treat all people fairly and to fully uphold the constitutional rights of all individuals we encounter.


We serve the public by responding in a professional, courteous, and efficient manner. We will work together with citizens, organizations, and other agencies to proactively solve community problems and to maintain a safe environment. We give dedication to the organization, each other, our families, and the citizens we serve. We are dedicated to working in partnership with the community and each other to reduce crime, improve quality of life and enhance customer service.


We work cooperatively together and with other public safety officials respecting and supporting each other's roles and responsibilities. We encourage and recognize creativity and initiative that further the goals of the City of Temple and its Police Department.


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