It is the mission of the Columbus Police Department to provide an exemplary level of service, ensuring safety and a peaceful quality of life to the residents and businesses of the Town of Columbus and to all those who may visit our community. In doing so, we will maintain a proactive approach to the protection of life and property, the detection and prevention of crime and will commit to resolve the concerns of those we serve in a timely manner. Our highest priority is to ensure our community remains a safe haven and that residents and visitors live without the fear of crime or experience a decline in their overall quality of life.
We will serve the community through professional conduct at all times without prejudice or bias. To accomplish this, we will work to establish partnerships among our residents, businesses, elected officials and other emergency service agencies to ensure a safe environment for all. We will utilize education and advanced technology during the course of our duties, along with emphasizing problem solving and conflict resolution.
We will strive for the Columbus Police Department to be a leading law enforcement agency a model for others to emulate not just locally, but throughout the State. Our department shall maintain a high degree of integrity based upon a strong ethical foundation, and to maintain this public trust, we will hold ourselves accountable to a higher standard of conduct. We are an organization that takes pride in our work, and we will carry out our duties with enthusiasm and dedication. We value being visionary, creative, adequately prepared, innovative, professional, loyal, courageous and have an unfaltering commitment to serve the community, whether it be in an emergency situation or routine call for assistance.