Mission and Vision


The mission of the Bismarck Police Department is to protect life and property, provide professional customer service, and foster community partnerships to preserve Bismarck’s exceptional quality of life. Our employees take great pride in accomplishing this mission for those living in and visiting our community.


The Bismarck Police Department will be recognized as a premier law enforcement agency which provides exceptional customer service through professional, well-trained, caring, and innovative employees working in partnership with the community. We will foster an environment of honesty, trust, and mutual respect in which the Department and the community work together to resolve problems and promote public safety.

We will strive to provide progressive leadership at all levels with a dedicated service orientation. We will remain responsive to new ideas and provide opportunities for employees to develop to their highest potential.

We will fully explore and utilize emerging technology in order to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of our operations. We will strategically plan in order to anticipate enforcement challenges and prepare for the growth and expansion of our progressive community.

We will continue to build upon our successes through open communication, forward thinking, and willingness to embrace change.