Mission Statement, Values and Guiding Principles

Mission Statement

The Red Oak Police Department is committed, in partnership with the community, to provide the highest quality of police services by using innovative, proactive approaches to improve the quality of life in Red Oak, while at the same time maintaining respect for the rights and dignity of all.


Departmental Values / Guiding Principles

Leadership - We are committed to leading the city government and law enforcement profession by setting a mark of excellence in everything that we do, providing world-class service, and providing the leadership to make Red Oak the place where all want to live, work, and prosper. ​
Pride - We pride ourselves on our commitment to maintaining the public trust and respect through a commitment to the highest standards of professional ethics and standards. We are committed to respecting the rights and human dignity of all and the value of all members of the community and department. ​
Dedication - We are dedicated to consistently providing the highest quality of service, emphasizing effectiveness, efficiency, and innovation. We are dedicated to empowering our employees to take responsible risks, expand horizons, and always pursue excellence. ​
We are Fair, But Firm - The Red Oak Police Department practices this value system within the organization and with the community we serve. We are flexible in dealing with issues openly and sensitively. However, we are committed to the consistent application of the law for the common good. ​
​Integrity - The Police Department will demonstrate, through its actions, an uncompromising allegiance to the core principles espoused within the Police Officer's Code of Ethics. Every Red Oak Police Department employee will embrace ideals such as honor, duty, courage, equality, fairness, and dignity.