Lawrence Police Department


A Message from Chief Roy P. Vasque



Values Statement



The members of the Lawrence Police Department are dedicated police professionals committed to the philosophy and practice of community policing. Within that philosophy we focus on three core values, compassion, community, and commitment.



To instill in every member of our Department the practice of empathy for every     person we  This empathy is given regardless of  race, religion, age, gender, social or mental status;  promising procedural justice.

To empower residents, stakeholders, neighborhood groups and others identified  as positive forces of change the ability to provide the mandate on how  they want their City served by the police.

To serve the City of Lawrence to the best of our  abilities and constantly strive to improve and  increase our capacity to serve the community  better.




*** Compassion Community Commitment ***