Mission, Vision, and Values

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Effingham Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Effingham by providing responsive and professional services, working with the public, preserving the peace, enforcing the laws, and maintaining safe neighborhoods.


Vision Statement

The Effingham Police Department will maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity as we set the benchmark for excellence in collaboration with our community.


Our Values


We are proud of our profession.  We will serve with respect and demonstrate honesty.  We will be trusted amongst our profession and our community.



We have the courage to be fair.  We are sensitive to the needs of others and we are committed to treating all with respect.



We will hold ourselves to the highest level of responsibility for our actions and the actions of team members of our department.



We will adapt to changes in society through strategic integration of technology, equipment, and ourselves.