Mission, Values & Vision


It is the mission of the Basalt Police Department to do the right things, for the right reasons, all of the time.

Core Values

  • Professionalism: We value professionalism through our clear sense of commitment, perspective and organizational direction. Professionalism is developed by creating an environment that encourages teamwork, innovation, collaboration and constant evaluation of our performance. Our professional attitude is dedicated to quality and excellence in service to our community.
  • Integrity: We value transparency, honesty and ethical behavior in members of our department. We are committed to uphold our position of trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards as set forth in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
  • Compassion We believe compassion is the cornerstone of our profession.


Community First, All The Time - The Basalt Police Department envisions a safer community where residents and visitors experience a greater quality of life and a true sense of community resulting from reduced criminal activity due to enhanced police community partnerships.