Mission Statement

The City of Natchez Police Department's mission is to prevent crime and maintain order while affording dignity and respect to all individuals; to protect lives and property while safeguarding constitutional guarantees, committed to the delivery of police services in the most efficient, fairest, responsive and ethical manner possible to impartially enforce all laws and ordinances, while enhancing the quality of life for all citizens through new and innovative approaches to problem solving and crime prevention; with a sensitivity to the priorities and needs of the people; and to promote professionalism and pride among employees of the City of Natchez Police Department. 

From the Chief’s Desk

The purpose of the Natchez Police Department is to create and maintain public safety. Although many variables contribute to the definition of safety in a community, the Department is committed to the vision of being one of the safest communities in the state by improving the quality of life for members or our community through proactive crime-prevention tactics and aggressive response to criminal activity.

Natchez Police officers take pride in representing an inclusive department, which represents the community, with high professional standards of integrity guided by the letter and spirit of the law, and the law enforcement code of ethics. Officers are required to be compassionate and responsive to the needs, rights, and expectations of all citizens, employees, and visitors.

Crime prevention is accomplished through active participation between the community and the police department with programs such as Neighborhood Watch, the Citizens Police Academy, Public Housing Officers, the D.A.R.E. program, and School Resource Officers.

By working together we can make Natchez an even better place in which to live.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of the City of Natchez to employ positive practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran's status.