Mission Statement

The mission of the Owensboro Police Department is to work in a true partnership with our community, to enhance the quality of life in our city, while maintaining order and protecting the people we serve by reducing incidences of crime, doing so with professionalism, honor, and integrity.


The Owensboro Police Department will perpetuate a strong work ethic that fosters pride in ourselves and in our department. We will be a model agency integrating the newest technology while providing police services. Our values will be reflected in our decisions. We shall consider our responsibilities and obligations in every action we take. We shall be attentive to the needs of our community by being interactive, courteous and responsive. We shall endeavor to do without being asked and do more than would be asked.

Core Values


We are committed to candor, honest, and ethical behavior with each other and those we serve.

Public Service

We deliver to the public, high quality service, which is fair, courteous, responsive and efficient. We recognize the need to involve the community in creating a secure and safe environment.


We maintain high standards of training and expertise and keep abreast of new trends and standards in the field of law enforcement.

Responsibility and Accountability

We make effective use of our resources and provide a spirit of open communication within our community. We are responsible for our actions. We admit our mistakes and strive to earn the trust and support of our community.

Respect for Co-workers

We maintain a workplace environment based on mutual respect, which reflects an appreciation of the unique qualities of each individual who contributes to the overall good of our team.