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City of Canby

Mission Statement

“It is the Mission of the Canby Police Department to protect life and property; enhance community safety and improve quality of life by reducing crime and the fear of crime and to perform in such a manner that promotes the public’s trust and confidence, sense of safety and security; while ensuring every member is in compliance with the professional standards established by the Oath of Office, Professional Code of Ethics and Department Policies and Directives.”

The Mission of the Canby Police Department is the foundation upon which all of our operational decisions and administrative directives are grounded.  The Mission is the reason why our organization exists. All members have a legal and ethical duty to perform their jobs and conduct themselves in such a manner that promotes the letter and spirit of the department’s mission.  Every member is required to accept the responsibility for the achievement of this mission and be committed to its concepts.

Organizational Values

Service to our Communities:

Our citizens are our most important customer and we are dedicated to enhancing public safety and reducing the fear of and the incidence of crime.  We view our relationship with the community as a partnership, jointly working to solve problems and seeking participation in the development of policing strategies.  We encourage this teamwork because it unites the citizens and the members of the police department by sharing talents and expertise that leads to the successful identification of common goals, objectives, and results.  We will do our best to actively contribute to the welfare of the community, and to genuinely care about improving the quality of life of those we serve; providing this service in a manner which is fair, courteous, responsive, efficient, and effective.


Integrity and honesty are paramount to our profession and it is expected of all employees.  Integrity produces an atmosphere of credibility and honesty produces an environment of trust.  Integrity is our standard; it is the cornerstone of our profession.


As police professionals we recognize that our members are our most important resource and this organization proactively supports their goals, as well as empowering them to fulfill their responsibilities with training, knowledge, authority, and appropriate discretion so they can develop to their full potential. We consider all people worthy of high degree and we believe in treating all people with respect and dignity.  We value the diversity of people in our community and we will serve all with equal dedication, respect, fairness and compassion as we safeguard our constitutional rights, enforce laws, preserve peace, and protect the lives and safety of our community.      

Canby Police • 1175 NW 3rd Ave. • Canby, OR 97013
Emergency Dial 911 • Non-Emergency Dispatch 503-655-8211 • Business Phone: (503) 266-1104

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