The Fort Belvoir Police Department protects persons and property by providing essential law enforcement and
public safety services, while promoting community involvement, stability and order through service,
assistance and visibility.
The administration and operation of the Fort Belvoir Police Department will be executed to provide essential law
enforcement, public safety, and related services to the public while utilizing the most efficient and
effective methods available, maintaining established professional standards, and optimizing community support.
The highest moral and ethical standards are the cornerstone of the agency, and all members are expected to adhere to these standards.
The agency, through all of our employees, strives to uphold the public trust and maintain accountability to the public.
Our employees are the most important asset of the Department, and only through teamwork, mutual respect,
and cooperation can the community be best served.
The role of the police is determined by the community it serves; through a partnership with the citizens,
the Department improves the quality of life through control and reduction of crime.
The police and the community share in the responsibility for crime control and public safety.
The capability to accomplish our mission is determined by the dedication to public service, diversity and quality
of the work force; therefore, we seek to recruit and retain individuals who possess those qualities.
The agency must seek to collaborate with neighborhoods to better understand the nature of local problems and
to develop meaningful and cooperative strategies to solve these problems.
The agency must enhance the skills of all personnel to ensure motivation, creativity, dedication and professionalism,
while creating an atmosphere of job satisfaction, enthusiasm, security and personal career development.
Available resources, both personnel and financial, must be expended with maximum efficiency in order to provide optimum service to the citizens of Fort Belvoir.
State-of-the-art technologies and continuous up-to-date training are essential for the maintenance and enhancement of police service delivery to the citizens of the community.
Through the application of these commonly held values, we will achieve excellence in policing on Fort Belvoir.
COMMUNITY POLICING DEFINITION
Community policing is a proactive and cooperative partnership between the Fort Belvoir Police Department and the
community to improve the overall quality of life by:
Fostering and maintaining mutual trust and respect.
Recognizing and solving problems,
Preventing crime and disorder,
Identifying and arresting offenders