"To reduce crime and improve the quality of life for the citizens we serve." 

The Riley County Police Department holds their employees to a high standard of service to the community and prides themselves on living and working by the following values.

Integrity - Adherence to moral and ethical principles, soundness of moral character, honesty.

Teamwork/Cooperation- Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group or persons acting together as a team or in the interest of a common cause. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit; joint action.

Initiative - An introductory act or step; leading action; readiness and ability in initiating action; one's personal, responsible decision.

Empathy - The intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.

Reliability - That which may be relied on; dependable in achievement, accuracy, honest, etc.

Judgment - The ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely, especially in matters affecting action; good sense; discretion.

Professionalism - Professionalism is defined as, "Professional character, spirit, or methods. The standing, practice, or methods of a professional, as distinguished from an amateur."

Loyalty - Loyalty is defined as, "The state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations."