Arp Police Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Arp Police Department is to effectively and efficiently provide for the protection of lives and property, preserve the public peace, and provide needed community services with the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards.

Our Vision

It is the vision of the Arp Police Department to provide the City of Arp a lawful environment where all persons can perform their daily routine at anytime free from the fear of any type of harassment, injury, or victimization from the criminal activities of any person or entity.


To demonstrate out commitment to our profession and to the public, the members of the Arp Police Department subscribe to the following values:


The Arp Police Department is built upon a foundation of ethical and professional conduct.  We are committed to the highest level of moral principles and ethics.  All members of the department will adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, which is a part of this manual.


We will be truthful and trustworthy at all times.


We are committed to equal application of the law to offenders and members of the public as well as the equal application of rules and regulations to all members of the department.


We are dedicated to meeting all challenges with the courage needed to accomplish our mission.


We understand our role as community caretakers and temper our application of the law with compassion and empathy.

The primary responsibilities of the Arp Police Department are:
  • Prevention of crime
  • Protection of live and property
  • Suppression of criminal activity
  • Apprehension and prosecution of offenders
  • Regulation of noncriminal conduct
  • Preservation of public peace