Mission, Vision, Values

Mission Statement

We are committed to the delivery of excellent police service to improve the quality of life within our community.

The Police Department believes that excellent police service is achieved through the following:

  • Problem Solving
  • Partnerships
  • Professionalism
  • Ethical Practices

The Police Department believes that our national recognition as a universal leader in policing has been achieved through the consistent excellent police service provided by our members.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to achieve excellence in policing.


The following values guide how members of the La Crosse Police Department think, feel, and behave to improve the quality of life in La Crosse, and thereby achieve our mission and vision:

  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Loyalty
  • Integrity
  • Accountability

Five Year Strategic Plan

The Police Department’s Strategic Plan is dedicated to the “Pursuit of Excellence” in providing service to the people and customers we serve and to the actions we take in providing these services.

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