The mission of the South Portland Police Department is to work cooperatively with and within the community to protect life and property, preserve peace, enforce laws and maintain civil rights through proper and responsive community based service.
Integrity - We are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct, and truthfulness in all relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service and fairness to all.
Respect - We treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in the performance of our professional and personal endeavors.
Service - We provide quality service in a courteous, efficient and accessible manner. We foster community and employee involvement through the empowerment of individuals and problem-solving partnerships.
Fairness - We will treat all people impartially and with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our employees and the community we serve.
Leadership - We are committed to assuming a leadership role to promote a safe and secure environment, free from intimidation, crime, and the fear of crime. We will continually work on developing individual leadership skills.