Police Department

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Department History
Since its creation more than 110 years ago, the Ardmore Police Department has fostered an empathetic atmosphere coupled with the philosophy of Community Policing to create a more conducive environment for the culturally diverse population that we police. Since 1893 with a City Marshall being appointed as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for the community of Ardmore, it has evolved to this present state with specific divisions dealing with the intricate components of crime and the prevention thereof.

Values & Mission of the Department
This Department holds these values in the highest regard:
  • We are committed to providing the highest quality of professional law enforcement service to the community with the goal of enhancing the quality of life within the City of Ardmore.
  • We are committed to developing relationships with the community and together identifying and resolving issues affecting public safety.
  • We are committed to empowering our members and the community to resolve problems by creating an environment that encourages solutions that address the needs of the community.
  • We are committed to nurturing public trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.
  • We are committed to respecting individual rights, human dignity and the value of all members of the community and the agency.
Mission Statement
The Ardmore Police Department is committed to providing professional police services through community cooperation, creating realistic solutions to problems, maintaining respect for individuals' rights and enhancing the quality of life for the community.


APD in the Community

An Ardmore Police Officer interacting with the children
of our community.
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APD K9 Teams
This agency has three K9
Teams consisting of one
German Shepherd and two Belgian Malinois.

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