Chicago Police Department’s Mission

The Chicago Police Department, as part of, and empowered by, the community, is committed to protect the lives, property, and rights of all people, to maintain order, and to enforce the law impartially. We will provide quality police service in partnership with other members of the community. To fulfill our mission, we will strive to attain the highest degree of ethical behavior and professional conduct at all times.

The Police Department Core Values

Professionalism: Our on and off duty conduct reflects both the highest standards of police service and personal responsibility.
Obligation: We serve all citizens equally with fairness, dignity and respect.
Leadership: Our leadership examples inspire respect for ourselves and admiration for our department.
Integrity: We are committed to the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct.
Courage: We uphold and follow the law in the face of fear, danger and temptation.
Excellence: We proudly wear the Chicago Police Department star with excellence as our standard.

Pledge Against Racial Profiling

As members of the Chicago Police Department, we reject racial profiling as a law enforcement tactic. We do not encourage, tolerate, or condone the use of racial profiling. We are committed to the use of sound police strategies based upon reasonable suspicion, probable cause, the judicious use of police discretion, and the continued development of community relationships.