Mission Statement

New Tahoe Level

The mission of the Garland Police Department is to enhance the quality of life for our community by reducing crime and the fear of crime.

The members of the Garland Police Department shall seek to provide first-class public safety services for our community while maintaining the highest level of ethics, integrity, and accountability to the law-abiding citizens and stakeholders of Garland; through fair and impartial enforcement of the law; while working in partnership with all segments of our diverse community in proactive efforts to reduce crime and address conditions that may foster the fear of crime.


On my honor, I will never betray my badge or my profession; my integrity or my character, or the public trust. I will have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will seek to uphold the laws of this country, the State of Texas, my community, and the agency I serve.

  • Accountability means that you are answerable and responsible to your oath of office.
  • The badge is the symbol of your office.
  • Betray is defined as breaking faith in public trust.
  • Character means the qualities that distinguish an individual.
  • The community is the jurisdiction and citizens served.
  • Courage is having the strength to withstand unethical pressure, fear, or danger.
  • Honor means that one's word is given as a guarantee.
  • Integrity is being the same person in both private and public life.
  • Public Trust is a charge of the duty imposed in faith toward those you serve.