About the Police Department
The Mansfield Police Department was formally organized in 1954 when the city authorized a single patrol officer to provide safety and security to the town of around 1,000 people. The city's police force has grown to over 100 sworn officers as the city has grown exponentially through the years to nearly 70,000 people. Our hope as an organization is that we continue to provide outstanding service and protection to our citizens in a manner that exemplifies personal service regardless of size.
In 2016, our agency was awarded recognized status with the Texas Police Chief's Association for completion of their accreditation process. This process allowed us to model that we are in line with the best practices in Texas law enforcement through compliance with 166 standards set by the Association. The ongoing success in the accreditation program should give our citizens further confirmation that we are committed to providing the most cutting-edge and professional police service to our citizens.
Pride: We take pride in our community, our department and the quality of service we provide as a professional law enforcement agency. We pride ourselves on being a service-oriented police department and work hard to earn and maintain the respect of the community for which we serve.
Honor: Honor means living up to the oath taken upon hire. It means understanding and doing what is right and taking pride in the community's acknowledgement of that reputation. One's word is a guarantee. Be true to your promises and live the core values in everything you do. Honor creates trust among members of the department and shows the strength of will to live according to our ethics and values even when tempted to do otherwise.
Integrity: We are dedicated to upholding the highest ethical and moral standards. This commitment holds true in both our personal and professional lives. A person of integrity has the moral courage to do what is right; even when no one is looking.