Mission Statement

In accordance with the laws of the City of Charles Town, the State of West Virginia, and the United States of America, the Charles Town Police Department provides for the general protection, safety and well-being of the residents, businesses, and visitors of the City of Charles Town, West Virginia.

We work in partnerships with all segments of the community and the citizenry to create and maintain the highest possible quality of life for the community. We do this through a proactive approach of prevention, deterrence, detection, and investigation of all criminal activity, as well as through our constant community interactions.


We will strive each day to build upon the proud history of this department and our city through our efforts to improve ourselves and our profession.


We will model a spirit of dedicated services in conducting our varied tasks. This spirit will be evident by our demonstrations of courtesy, compassion, competence, and bravery.


We are committed to do the right thing. We will hold ourselves and each other to the highest standards of professional behavior. We will be truthful, honest, and ethical. We act ethically and lawfully when we carry out our missions, so we may continue to earn the public trust we are dependent upon.


We will fulfill our promises and obligations to the community, to the citizenry, and to each other. We will take 100% responsibility for our actions and will accept no excuses for giving less than our best each day.


We will work to provide excellent service and exceed the expectations of those we serve and to each other.


We will treat the members of our community and each other with respect at all times.


We will support each other and work together every day to ensure we - individually and as a department - are fulfilling the Department's mission.


We, the Charles Town Police Department, are committed to providing the highest quality of police services to the people who live, work and visit our community. We will constantly evaluate and improve our efforts to enhance public safety with the goal of improving the quality of life within Charles Town, while at the same time maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity.


On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the Constitution and Community I serve.