It is the mission of the Goodlettsville Police Department to partner with our community with integrity, fortitude, compassion, equality and commitment to excellence to provide the safest environment possible for everyone to enjoy our great city.
The Goodlettsville Police Department will continuously adapt and evolve with new law enforcement standards in order to provide the highest level of service and protection to our residents and the visitors of our community. We will strive to adhere to the highest standards and reflect the diversity of its community members. The people of our communities and members of the police department must be united in the commitment to address crime, violence and quality-of-life issues by engaging one another and all city agencies in problem-solving partnerships. It will be our goal to provide the best customer service possible to the residents and visitors of Goodlettsville through impartiality, integrity, dedication, courage and respect.
Values set the core commitments of the department, forming the basis of how members address policing challenges. These values are never to be ignored or violated. They form the basis of policing policy, providing guidance in defining acceptable choices when addressing problems and exercising discretionary authority. In applying these values, it is important to note that process always trumps outcomes. For example, it is never acceptable to violate the law when seeking to achieve a police objective.
The core set of values of all members of the Goodlettsville Police Department are: