The mission of the Portland Police Bureau is to reduce crime and the fear of crime by working with all citizens to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote individual responsibility and community commitment.
The organizational values of the Portland Police Bureau are:
The Portland Police Bureau, which exists to protect and serve the community, must always be guided by the principle that the individual has infinite dignity and worth. In all that we do, we must show respect for the citizens we serve, and for the men and women of the Portland Police Bureau, recognizing and encouraging their individual needs, aspirations and capabilities.
The attainment of these goals requires that we strive to:
Make the Portland Police a model of equal opportunity for all regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or physical challenge.
Contribute to the improvement of our community, especially to those citizens in need, by maximizing our human resources while maintaining full effectiveness in the performance of our primary mission: service to the community.