Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

In partnership with the people of Idaho Falls, our mission is to create an environment free from crime and the fear of crime.


The Idaho Falls Police Department is united in a spirit of teamwork to be an open, courteous and community-minded organization devoted to quality public service. We are dedicated to live by values which reflect a genuine desire to care for the safety and well-being of the public we serve as well as the professionals who provide that service.

Our Values

The core values of the Idaho Falls Police Department are: 

  • Integrity

  • Honor

  • Trust

  • Excellence

Values are the most fundamental beliefs by which the organization operates. They serve as a foundation for how and why decisions are made. 


Integrity is a concept of consistency of ethical actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity means doing the ethical, moral or correct thing even when no one else will know what you've done.


Honor is a concept of honesty, fairness or integrity in one's beliefs and actions. It is a source of credit or distinction which merits high respect and worth. Honor as a code of behavior defines our duties and obligations to the people we serve.


Trust is a willingness to show consideration, care and appreciation toward others with a dedication to building relationships based on truth and authenticity. It is an action that denotes a positive regard or feeling of esteem for a person or other entity. Trust is both given and received.


Excellence is the quality of being outstanding. It is a talent or quality which is unusually and extremely good. It surpasses ordinary standards. Displays of excellence are shown through acts of integrity, innovation, meeting all obligations and continually learning and improving oneself in all aspects.