Our Commitment to the People of Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to serving the community while protecting the rights of all persons.

Consistent with this commitment, the Department’s Vision, Mission and Core Values, in concert with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and the Department’s Management Principles, reflect the guiding philosophy of the Los Angeles Police Department.

It is the vision of the Los Angeles Police Department to, as closely as possible, achieve a City free from crime and public disorder.

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Mission Statement
Core Values
Management Principles

Our Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Los Angeles Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life.

Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.

Our Guiding Philosophy

Learn about the things guide and inspire our actions within the LAPD.