Focusing Forward

"Eugene Police must be the most professional, accountable, ethical, humane, and well-trained agency possible. Because of that, we have dramatically shifted how we police, and we will continue to change the way we do business so that we are pursuing the programs and opportunities that will have the best impact on your safety and our City's future."

–Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns

At the highest level, our Mission is this:

In fulfillment of the public trust, the Eugene Police Department works in partnership with our community to promote safety and security, enforce laws, prevent crimes, and safeguard the constitutional rights of all people.

Our vision is to be a leader in policing, providing safety for all.
Our commitment, to Protect.Serve.Care

To guide our work, Eugene Police has set six strategic goals for 2012 – 2016:

  • Reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime in Eugene.
  • Foster a culture of service excellence.
  • Enhance data led and community policing practices.
  • Recruit, retain and develop a highly capable and professional workforce.
  • Improve communication and public engagement.
  • Leverage technology to deliver effective and efficient policing services.

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