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Police Department Vision & Mission

Public Safety Core Group Vision

Our vision is that Anne Arundel County will be the safest large jurisdiction in Maryland; that our citizens will be protected from criminals, fires, medical emergencies and disasters of all types, both natural and man-made; that our citizens will be supported if they are victims of crime, emergencies or disasters; and that we will assist other jurisdictions in their efforts to improve public safety.


Mission of the Police Department

Our mission is to:

  • protect life and property from the threat of criminal activity
  • respond to calls for service from victims of crime
  • enforce criminal and traffic laws
  • promote crime prevention strategies
  • assure that police officers are well trained and physically fit, and
  • engage with residents to assure respect for law and order and to maintain strong community-police relations.