On behalf of the members of the West Memphis Police Department, I welcome you to our Department’s home page on the World Wide Web. We are excited to be able to present our agency via the Internet to members of our community as well as visitors from around the world. The West Memphis Police Department is committed to making our community the best place possible to live and work. We accomplish this by forming partnerships with our citizens and businesses. While enforcement of the law is an important tool in providing public safety services to West Memphis, we believe that it is essential that we have an organizational philosophy, which emphasizes the prevention of crime. This includes solving problems, which breed crime and generally detract from the quality of life in our community.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life in West Memphis by working together with all citizens to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote public safety.
To achieve this mission, we commit to these specific values:
We value our members and have confidence in individual initiative and the ability to solve problems.
We value our partnership with the community as a means of identifying and addressing public safety and other quality of life issues.
We value excellence and are committed to continuous improvement.
We value the law and are committed to the protection of individual human rights.
We value diversity among our department members and the community we serve.
We value integrity, fairness and open communication.
We value teamwork and collaboration as a means to achieve organizational success.
We value courteous and respectful interaction with all people.
If you live in West Memphis, we invite you to be our partner in making our community a better place to live. There are numerous ways whereby you can assist our city. Some of these include:
Participating in a Neighborhood Watch.
Volunteering at a neighborhood or youth organization.
Staying informed and getting involved in community issues that matter to you.
Being an observant, caring and considerate neighbor.
If you do not live in West Memphis, I strongly encourage you to become active in your community and to work with your local law enforcement agency to enhance the quality of life of your community.
We sincerely hope you find this effort beneficial and we invite any suggestions or comments you may have.
Chief of Police