Carlton Police Department Mission

The mission of the Carlton Police Department is to provide a safe community through the professional delivery of police services and by working in partnership with citizens of Carlton. To this end, we will provide the highest quality of law enforcement services within our ability.  We will hold ourselves accountable to community and the professional standards of Oregon law enforcement. We recognize that our most valuable resource is our officers and will strive to create a positive working atmosphere where creativity and participation abound.  We will continually serve the people of the community striving for excellence in all that we do.


Carlton Police Department 
On January 14th, 2014, the Oregon Accreditation Alliance (OAA) presented a recommendation to the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police Board to approve the Carlton Police Department as an Accredited law enforcement agency.  The board passed the nomination unanimously.  
(The OAA conducted an on-site assessment of the Carlton Police Department on January 10th, 2014, prior to its recommendation to the OACP Board)

Accreditation is both a status and a process. As a status, accreditation provides public notification that an institution or program meets standards of quality set forth by an accrediting agency. As a process, accreditation reflects the fact that in achieving recognition by the accrediting agency, the institution or program is committed to self-study and external review by one's peers in seeking not only to meet standards but to continuously seek ways in which to enhance the quality of law enforcement and training provided. 

Accreditation is obtained through Oregon Accreditation Alliance.