As a Community Oriented Policing agency, we look for innovative ways to address concerns in Centralia working to make our community a safer place to live, work, and play. As part of the city's public safety team, the department provides professional enforcement, prevention, planning, and coordination of services that contribute to discouraging criminal behavior and enhance the image of our community. The following vision, mission and values were updated by the Strategic Planning Committee, effective July 1, 2016.


Make Centralia safer through quality service and innovation.


The Centralia Police Department is committed to protecting the quality of life in our community through professionalism and integrity.


  • Integrity and ethical behavior
  • Mutual respect for all
  • Aspire to excellence
  • Professionalism
  • Continuous improvement
  • Humility
  • InitiatiHistoric Police Departmentve and creativityPolice Department staff 2022

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