The mission of the Livonia Police Department, in partnership with the community, is to protect life and property, to understand and serve the needs of the city’s neighborhoods and to improve the quality of life by building capacities to maintain order, resolve problems and apprehend criminals in a manner consistent with the law and reflective of shared community values.
A community free from crime and disorder remains an unachieved ideal; nevertheless, consistent with the values of a free society, achieving this ideal must be the primary goal of the department.
We strive to promote efficiency throughout the department, while recognizing each person our members come in contact with is an individual, and must not be subjected to impersonal treatment.
We wish to work with members of the community without regard to color, race, or beliefs. The officers of the department are a part of the community, not a separate entity.
Training, discipline, and ultimately professionalism are goals the department will continue to achieve. Every officer and civilian employee should remain committed to providing quality service and protection for their community.
VALUES OF THE DEPARTMENT
Our Highest Commitment Is Toward Protecting Life
We consider protecting life our highest priority.
Our firearms policy reflects this commitment to protect life. We use deadly force only when it is necessary to save the life of a citizen or police officer or to prevent great bodily injury when no other viable options are available.
We Are Committed To Providing High Quality Public Service
We seek to employ servants rather than soldiers.
All citizens should have equal access to police service.
We care about citizen satisfaction with the kind of service rendered.
We Hold Fast To Democratic Values in Performing Our Mission
The democratic way of life is an important part of our mission and we will protect that way of life.
We will not violate the law in the pursuit of our police objectives.
Community Partnership Is Essential
We value working with Livonia’s diverse communities to ensure the safety and security of all our neighborhoods.
We Will Treat All People With Respect and Sensitivity
We Value Organizational Growth
We strive to create an environment that focuses on solving problems through teamwork, participation, cooperation and enthusiasm fostered by decisive, professional leaders who support creativity and innovation.