Mission, Vision & Values Statement
The vision of the City of Alcoa Police Department is to be recognized by our community and our profession as the premiere law enforcement agency in East Tennessee, striving to prevent the next crime to achieve a safer Alcoa.
"We, the members of the City of Alcoa Police Department, will work in partnership with our community to make a positive difference to improve the quality of life, reduce crime and provide a sense of safety and security in which to live, work and visit."
"Together We Can."
Pride in our community, pride in our department, and pride in our profession.
We value the spirit of professionalism, having a clear sense of commitment to the highest levels of professional standards, perspective, and direction. We believe this is developed by creating an environment that encourages teamwork, innovation, and constant evaluation of our performance. Our professional attitude is dedicated to high quality responsiveness, and excellence in our service to our community. We strive to promote professional and individual excellence that is delivered and enhanced through a strong commitment to character, competency, advanced training, and continuing education.
We recognize that our authority is derived from the people we serve. We are committed to respecting individual rights, human dignity, the democratic process, and the value of all members of the community and department. We respect the laws, which we are required to enforce, and we treat all people with respect, courtesy, compassion, and sensitivity. We are dedicated to performing our duties in accordance to the Constitution, state laws, and city ordinances, while protecting the rights and equal treatment of all individuals.
We recognize that honesty, integrity, fairness, and truthfulness are the foundations of our profession. We will constantly strive to maintain the highest standards in this regard, recognizing their importance in upholding our credibility, respect, and trust within the law enforcement profession and the community we serve. We will promote the pride we have in our profession by acting responsibly, being accountable for our actions, and holding others accountable for their actions. We will not sacrifice principle for expediency, be hypocritical, or act in an unscrupulous manner.
Dedication to Service
We recognize that our contribution to the quality of life in our community is best served by providing the finest professional law enforcement services found in East Tennessee. We provide service in a courteous, efficient, and accessible manner. Using community policing, we will respond to the needs of the community by involving the community on all community-related problems to achieve a secure and safe city.
The Alcoa Police Department is committed to the pursuit of excellence. We will strive to be the best we can and to continuously improve the department, the community, and ourselves. We will continue to achieve excellence as a law enforcement agency by maintaining the highest standards, providing the highest quality of service to protect our community, being responsive to the needs of the community, and will vigilantly seek out innovative ways to meet the demands placed upon us to improve the quality of life in Alcoa.