Mission & Values

Mission Statement of the Annapolis Police Department

To protect life and property, prevent and reduce crime, maintain order, and enforce the law within our community, while protecting the Constitutional rights and dignity of those we serve.


To be the premier law enforcement agency in Maryland—a diverse, highly qualified cadre of professionals guided by our Core Values and executing our Mission with excellence and devotion to community policing and public safety.


  • Create security conditions which make people feel safe and enable a strong and cohesive community.
  • Strengthen our effort to earn public trust and cooperation.
  • Achieve and sustain organizational excellence.
  • Strengthen our workforce.
  • Optimize resource management.

Core Values of the Annapolis Police Department

  • Honor:  We will never forget that it is a privilege and special trust to protect and serve. 
  • Respect:  We will treat everyone with fairness and understanding.

  • Integrity:  We will tell the truth and uphold our oath of office.

  • Service:  We will do our duty faithfully, placing public interests above our own.

Police Department Honor Guard in dress uniforms holding flags