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Equalitis Subter Juris - Equality Under the Law

Albia Police Department - Mission Statement

The mission of the Albia Police Department is to build strong partnerships with the community to provide public safety, to enhance community service, and to improve the quality of life while maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity.


Albia Police Department - Vision Statement

We are comitted to working together, within the Department, in a problem solving partnership with communities, government agencies, private groups and individuals to fight crime and improve the quality of life for the people of Albia.


The principles upon which we base our policing are:

Human Life 

The protection of human life.


We will demonstrate integrity and honor in all our actions.

Crime Fighting

Our efforts to address neighborhood problems will be based on a partnership with the community.

Valuing People

We will treat each other with dignity and respect, protecting the rights and well being of all individuals.


We will all be loyal to the community, to the department and its members, and to the standards of our profession.

Open Communication

We will listen to one another's opinions and concerns.


Our decisions will be based on common sense, and will be balanced, moral, legal and without personal favoritism. Equality Under the Law.


We appreciate one another's differences and recognize that our unique skills, knowledge, abilities and backgrounds bring strength and caring to our organization.

Albia Police Department - Philosophy

We are comitted to the community police philosophy of providing full-service policing, that identifies problems of crime and disorder and involves all elements of the Albia community in the search for solutions to these problems. We strongly believe in large department professionalism with small-town friendliness and service while developing a close, mutually beneficial tie between the community members and the Albia Police Department.

Our Department Motto is:

Equalitis Subter Juris

which means


Albia Police Department - Albia, Iowa