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Arcola Police Department 

Mission Statement

We the members of the Arcola Police Department are dedicated to service through excellence in performance. We believe that teamwork between the community and the police is essential, and this goal can be achieved with effective communication. With mutual respect, trust and pride in our organization, and by using traditional values and innovative techniques, we can ensure the community’s right to a safe and crime free environment.

Purpose

The purpose of the Arcola Police Department is to provide a safe, attractive and well-maintained community through quality law enforcement services and programs.

Core Values

  • Integrity: The Arcola Police Department is built upon a foundation of ethical and professional conduct.  We are committed to the highest level of moral principles and ethics.  All members of the department will adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, which is a part of this manual.

  • Honesty: We will be truthful and trustworthy at all times.

  • Fairness: We are committed to equal application of the law to offenders and members of the public as well as the equal application of rules and regulations to all members of the department.

  • Courage: We are dedicated to meeting all challenges with the courage needed to accomplish our mission.

  • Compassion:  We understand our role as community caretakers and temper our application of the law with compassion and empathy.