Office of the Chief

Values Statement

The members of the Lawrence Police Department are dedicated police professionals committed to the philosophy and practice of community policing. Within that philosophy we focus on three core values, compassion, community, and commitment.


To instill in every member of our Department the practice of empathy for every person we This empathy is given regardless of race, religion, age, gender, social or mental status; promising procedural justice.


To empower residents, stakeholders, neighborhood groups and others identified as positive forces of change the ability to provide the mandate on how they want their City served by the police.


To serve the City of Lawrence to the best of our abilities and constantly strive to improve and increase our capacity to serve the community better.


Compassion Community Commitment