The Portsmouth Police Department impartially enforces the law while preventing crime, protecting life and property, and improving the quality of life in Portsmouth in partnership with the community.
A modern police department that is committed to excellence and professionalism in delivering comprehensive problem-oriented community policing services. A department that is committed to responding to the needs of the community with respect, fairness, compassion, and integrity.
Honesty: The cornerstone of trust and ethical conduct. It is our unwavering commitment to the truth, fostering accountability, respect, and high moral standards.
Integrity: The demonstration of consistency between our words and actions. It is our unwavering commitment to doing what is right, even when no one is watching.
Pride: The deep sense of satisfaction and accomplishment derived from hard work. It is our driving force that inspires us to strive for excellence and keep us motivated to meet our mission.