As leaders of the community we will perform our duties with the utmost fairness and respect for all citizens. We will be loyal to our mission and to the community we serve. We will protect and defend the rights of all citizens with dignity, honor, and compassion. We will have the courage to do what is right and to stand against what is wrong, while always applying common sense to the difficult decisions we must make.
The vision of the Lafayette Police Department is to be a state leader in law enforcement. A cooperative spirit in which police officers and citizens work together to solve common problems will be the hallmark of our leadership.
The mission of the Lafayette Police Department is to efficiently provide quality police service to our community by promoting a safe environment through a police-citizen partnership, with an emphasis on mutual trust, integrity, fairness, and professionalism.