The mission of the Metropolitan Police Department is to protect, serve and assist citizens when
conditions arise that may affect the well-being of the individual or the community. Cooperating
with others in the community, police will work to prevent and detect crime, protect life
and property, and achieve a peaceful society, free from the fear of crime and disorder.
Members of the Department will strive continually for excellence and maintain the peace
through service, integrity, leadership and fair treatment to all.