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 of 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, and School Resource Officers.
By working together we can make Natchez an even better place in which to live.
Citizen's Police Academy
The Citizen's Academy is a look into the internal values, philosophies, and operations of the Natchez Police Department. Designed for citizens of Natchez about the "how's and why's" of the department, and the citizen's role in the Community Oriented Policing Philosophy. Meetings are held once a week for 7 weeks and participants are exposed to many aspects of the police department. The Program also gives participants the opportunity to ask questions and express their concerns about crime-related issues. We hope that this exchange of information between citizens and the police department will allow us to better achieve the goals and objectives of the department.
It is our hope that upon completion of the program the participant will utilize the knowledge he/she has gained to educate others about the Natchez Police Department. We believe graduates of this program will be better able to make their own decisions which will affect the police department and the City of Natchez.
The Operations Division is under the command of Captain M. Mullins and is responsible for the command and control of the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, K9 Patrol Division, Crime Prevention, and the Housing Division.
The Operations Division oversees the allocation and distribution of patrol officers throughout the city during routine patrol and provides the planning for additional officers during special events or natural disaters
For more information please visit NatchezPD.org