"Our Community, Your Department"

Mission Statement

The responsibility of the Pendleton Police Department is to serve our community in a manner that promotes the quality of life, economic growth and economic development of the City of Pendleton.  We strive to accomplish our charge through the conscientious protection of persons and property, enforcement of laws, suppression of crime and observation of citizens’ constitutional rights.  We are committed to identifying funding sources and programs that allow us to maintain the best services available in providing for the community’s future.  We embrace the following core values in support of our mission:

Professional - We serve with courage and strive to promote public trust by upholding the highest moral and ethical standards.

Compassionate - We are empathetic, yet firm while preserving the rights of every individual.

Proud - We are honored to serve our community and the law enforcement profession.  We make every effort to demonstrate our humility through the ongoing evaluation of our product, performance and appearance.

Dedicated - In partnership with the community, we are committed to identifying, monitoring and resolving issues affecting public safety.

We envision applying a customer service approach to the services we provide, which include preventative patrol, motors, detectives, S.W.A.T., canine, school resource/D.A.R.E., Drug Recognition Evaluation, lab-site safety and code enforcement.  This statement is our assurance to the community.  In turn, we ask that the citizens of Pendleton assist us in realizing our pledge by obeying all laws and reporting suspicious activities or concerns. 

AWARDED ACCREDITATION BY THE OREGON ACCREDITATION ALLIANCE, APRIL 2009