Mission Statement

We believe that our primary mission is to maintain, and enhance the quality of life for our residents.

We pledge ourselves to the following principles and practices in pursuit of this MISSION:

QUALITY to ensure that the Vinton Police Department is the public safety agency of choice for the citizens of our community.

SERVICE to our community, promoting openness and access to fair and impartial, quality public safety services.

PROFESSIONALISM based on honesty, integrity, loyalty and an awareness of basic human values in our responses to every individual.

COOPERATION with our policy makers and the public we serve, making their goals, needs and priorities our own.

INNOVATION in thought and action, recognizing and responding to current and future needs, and constantly striving to be leaders rather than followers.

COMMITMENT to a work environment that encourages and demands each of us to continually expand our highest potential to higher levels.

TEAMWORK to foster a sense of cooperation among all, recognizing that honest and reliable sharing of information and ideas is vital.

TRUST earned by managing and maintaining the city’s resources responsibly and by conducting ourselves in a way that gains the highest level of confidence from our community.