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Mission Statement

The mission of the Bogalusa Police Department is to improve the quality of life of citizens, living, working, or visiting our city.

We believe as Law Enforcement officers, our fundamental duty is to serve mankind: to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional Rights of all persons to liberty, equality, and justice. We believe that it is our responsibility to protect the constitutional rights of all persons and that we are accountable to the community.

We believe that crime is not only a police problem but a social problem impacting all aspects of the community and we are committed to working with the community to address these issues.

We will keep our private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both our personal and official life. We will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of our department.

We recognize the badge of our office as a symbol of public faith, and we accept it as a public trust to be held so long as we are true to the ethics of law enforcement. We will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating ourselves before God to our chosen profession....law enforcement.