Portland Police Department

Chief Michael J. Sauschuck
Address 109 Middle Street
Portland ME 04101
Website http://www.portland-police.com/


           

PORTLAND MAINE POLICE DEPARTMENT

ABOUT US

The Portland Police Department is proud to work in partnership with the community to keep Portland a safe and livable city. “Protect and Serve” is more than just a motto for us; it is our passion.

In order to best carry out our mission, the Department is divided into four functional areas: Uniformed Operations, Criminal Investigations, Emergency Communications and Administration. We also staff a number of specialty teams to effectively manage specific types of high risk incidents and provide specialized response or participate in task forces which target identified problems within the community.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Portland Police Department is to maintain a safe city by working in partnership with the community to prevent and reduce crime, protect life and property, help resolve neighborhood problems, and protect the rights of all.

CORE VALUES

Leadership:
Leadership is the hallmark of the Portland Police Department. We seek to encourage neighborhood partnerships and to inspire positive programs to implement community change. We work cooperatively with other law enforcement agencies and strive to be a model for effective, progressive policing. We commit to empowering all employees to be creative and innovative and take a leadership role in our organization.

Integrity:
Integrity for each and every member of the Department is the basis of our credibility within the community. We honor our oath as police officers and, all employees, sworn and civilian, seek to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. We are honest, fair, and respectful in our interactions with the public and honor our commitments to the community and each other.

Service:

The Portland Police Department exists to serve our City. We are professionals who gratefully accept the responsibility of keeping our neighborhoods safe. We serve with pride and compassion and are committed to the successful achievement of our collective goals. We value, respect, and embrace diversity within our agency and the community.

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