Mission Statement


We, the United States Park Police, support and further the mission and goals of the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service by providing quality law enforcement to safeguard lives, protect our national treasures and symbols of democracy, and preserve the natural and cultural resources entrusted to us.


We, the United States Park Police, strive to be the premier police organization within the Federal Government:

  • Delivering professional full-service law enforcement to the National Park Service and neighboring communities, thus providing a safe haven for enjoyment of these areas without fear
  • Serving people with respect and dignity
  • Ensuring citizens are free to safely exercise their First Amendment rights of free speech and assembly
  • Providing all employees the opportunity to grow, receive recognition, and thrive with pride within our organization


We, the members of the United States Park Police, believe that Honor, Integrity, and Service are the foundation of everything we do.

We insist on fairness and responsibility in all facets of our professional and personal conduct and demand the highest standards of ethical behavior. We are dedicated to protecting human life and to providing quality service to the public, the National Park Service, and the Department of the Interior. We meet community needs with sensitivity, professionalism, and we hold ourselves accountable to each other and to the citizens we serve.

Last updated: March 1, 2023