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What Is The Purpose Of Police Mission

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"The purpose of the police mission, goals, objectives, and other important values is to guide police officers in their operational duties as well as police executives in conducting their administrative duties (Cordner, 2016)." The most general statement of the purpose of a police organization is usually its mission. The mission statement typically expresses the most important values that guide the department and the overall philosophy of the agency.The mission statement that Chief Mangan used for the Spokane Police Department was to provide direction and purpose for the management of the patrol division (Cordner, 2016). This statement encouraged all personnel to take risk and innovative approaches to problem solving. Mangan's mission statement…show more content…
I think that they are worded differently, but stand for the same thing. The mission statement for Portland, Oregon states its mission is to reduce crime by working with all citizens to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote individual responsibility and community commitment (Cordner, 2016). I think their mission reflects values and the community policing method that Mangan's established in Spokane, Washington. Houston, Texas mission statement also reflects the values that Mangan's incorporated as chief. Their mission statement states to enhance the quality of life in the City of Houston by working cooperatively with the public and the framework of the U.S. Constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment (Cordner, 2016). This statement to implies that working with the community to make it a better place is what their department stands for. It is another form of community policing worded differently. I think that the mission statement of Madison, Wisconsin does not follow the trends of community policing. It states We, the members of the Madison Police Department, are committed to providing high quality police services that are accessible to all members of the community (Cordner, 2016). We believe in the dignity of all people and respect individual and constitutional rights in fulfilling this mission. This mission statement doesn't say that we are gonna work hand and hand with the community to ensure things go accordingly. It states that they will provide high quality service to everyone they provide service to and will do so with respect and dignity while not violating your constitutional rights. I think that this department is more legalistic style of of policing. I think this department leaders may believe that this style of policing for their city would be more
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