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Mission

The mission of the New York City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in New York City by working in partnership with the community to enforce the law, preserve peace, reduce fear, and maintain order. The Department is committed to accomplishing its mission of protecting the lives and property of all citizens of New York City by treating every citizen with compassion, courtesy, professionalism, and respect, while efficiently rendering police services and enforcing the laws impartially, by fighting crime both through deterrence and the relentless pursuit of criminals.

Values

In partnership with the community, we pledge to:

  • Protect the lives and property of our fellow citizens and impartially enforce the law.
  • Fight crime both by preventing it and by aggressively pursuing violators of the law.
  • Maintain a higher standard of integrity than is generally expected of others because so much is expected of us.
  • Value human life, respect the dignity of each individual, and render our services with courtesy and civility.