Mission Statement

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Mission Statement

The Crystal Lake Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of police services to the people who visit, live, and work in the City of Crystal Lake. By collaborating with our citizens, we will strive to enhance the quality of life by providing police services that cultivate public trust and are responsive to the needs of the community.

Vision Statement

The men and women of the Crystal Lake Police Department will provide quality police services to the citizens we serve. We will work to enhance our existing partnership with our community to proactively address quality of life concerns, develop solutions, and effectively resolve problems while delivering unbiased professional services with respect and compassion.

Core Values


We are committed to providing quality, professional service to everyone.

We will actively contribute to the welfare of our community and we genuinely care about improving the quality of life of those we serve.


We are proud of our Department and loyal to our Oath of Honor.

We recognize that all members of the Department are an integral part of the organization and we treat each other with fairness and respect.


We are committed to excellence in the services we provide, our personal performance, and professionalism.


We obey the law and are committed to honesty and ethical behavior in all of our actions.

We will accept individual responsibility for our actions and we are accountable for our decisions.


We are compassionate, caring, and we will treat all people with courtesy and respect.

We are committed to justice, the equal treatment of individuals, and we will promote tolerance of diversity within our community.


We take pride in our achievements with regard to improving the quality of life within our community.

Through merit displayed in our actions and conduct, we possess a dignified sense of character that reflects positively upon our organization and the community that we serve.

Law Enforcement Oath of Honor

“On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity,

my character or the public trust.

I will always have the courage to hold myself and others

accountable for our actions.

I will always uphold the constitution, my community, and

the agency I serve.”