The Dallas Police Department, in serving the people of Dallas, strives to reduce crime and provide a safe city by:
Recognizing that its goal is to help people and provide assistance at every opportunity;
Providing preventive, investigative, and enforcement services;
Increasing citizen satisfaction with public safety and obtaining community cooperation through the department's training, skills, and efforts; and
Realizing that the police department alone cannot control crime, but must act in concert with the community and the rest of the criminal justice system.