A Message from the Chief

Welcome to the City of Kingsland, Georgia Police Department


I hope you enjoy your visit, and I welcome the opportunity to share with you our outstanding law enforcement agency. Our mission at the Police Department is to improve the quality of life in our community by reducing fear, preventing crime and enforcing the law while protecting each individual's freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Kingsland is located approximately 40 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida at the Georgia/Florida State Line on Interstate 95.

The City annexed property in 2008, making it the seventh largest city in the state geographically. Currently the Police Department serves a population of over 19,000 people.

On our web site, you will find information about the Department; the most often used agency telephone numbers, recent news releases, and useful links to other sites. Through our web site and web links, you will be able to search for sexual predators and sexual offenders, find information about Department of Corrections inmates and information concerning Georgia State government, and locate other interesting places to visit. Our web site gives me yet another means of staying in touch. I have provided a place for you to send an email to me with your suggestions and comments about the Police Department and these pages.

Vision

The officers of the Kingsland Police Department strive to be the most professional department in the State of Georgia.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Kingsland Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence

Core Values

Service to Our Communities
We are dedicated to enhancing public safety and reducing the fear and the incidence of crime. People in our communities are our most important customers. Our motto "To Protect and to Serve" is not just a slogan - it is our way of life. We will work in partnership with the people in our communities and do our best, within the law, to solve community problems that affect public safety. We value the great diversity of people in both our residential and business communities and serve all with equal dedication.

Reverence for the Law
We have been given the honor and privilege of enforcing the law. We must always exercise integrity in the use of the power and authority that have been given to us by the people. Our personal and professional behavior should be a model for all to follow. We will obey and support the letter and spirit of the law.

Commitment to Leadership
We believe the Kingsland Police Department should be a leader in law enforcement. We also believe that each individual needs to be a leader in his or her area of responsibility. Making sure that our values become part of our day-to-day work life is our mandate. We must each work to ensure that our co-workers, our professional colleagues, and our communities have the highest respect for the Kingsland Police Department.

Integrity in All We Say and Do

Integrity is our standard. We are proud of our profession and will conduct ourselves in a manner that merits the respect of all people. We will demonstrate honest, ethical behavior in all our interactions. Our actions will match our words. We must have the courage to stand up for our beliefs and do what is right. Throughout the ranks, the Kingsland Police Department has a long history of integrity and freedom from corruption. Upholding this proud tradition is a challenge we must all continue to meet.

Respect for People
Working with the Kingsland Police Department should be challenging and rewarding. Our people are our most important resource. We can best serve the many and varied needs of our communities by empowering our employees to fulfill their responsibilities with knowledge, authority, and appropriate discretion. We encourage our people to submit ideas, we listen to their suggestions, and we help them develop to their maximum potential. We believe in treating all people with respect and dignity. We show concern and empathy for the victims of crime and treat violators of the law with fairness and dignity. By demonstrating respect for others, we will earn respect for the Kingsland Police Department.

Quality Through Continuous Improvement
We will strive to achieve the highest level of quality in all aspects of our work. We can never be satisfied with the "status quo." We must aim for continuous improvement in serving the people in our communities. We value innovation and support creativity. We realize that constant change is a way of life in a dynamic city like Kingsland, and we dedicate ourselves to proactively seeking new and better ways to serve.