Message from the Chief

The Marietta Police Department is a fully accredited police organization with a modern, well-educated, highly competent staff. We value high integrity, the community policing philosophy and continually strive for excellence in all that we do. In this regard, our primary focus is on protecting and serving our citizens with the highest possible levels of devotion to duty by all members of the Department.

In accordance with our community policing philosophy, we use advanced strategic planning methods to move the department toward becoming less incident-driven and more proactive in addressing the root causes of crime and disorder in our community. Our strategies include advanced analytic problem-solving techniques; teamwork with all stakeholders of neighborhood problems coupled with collaboration of the full resources of local government; and candid open communications dialogue with the Marietta community.

We view one of the frontiers of modern policing to be in the area of information management and interpersonal communications. In this vital area, our approach is to work smarter-not harder by embracing both rapidly developing technologies and the technological acumen of our emerging workforce.

Most importantly, the bedrock of the Marietta Police Department is the set of values with which we approach everything we do: honesty, integrity, respect, teamwork, professionalism and loyalty.

- Chief Dan Flynn