Police Mission Statement
The Rutherfordton Police Department is committed to fairness, professionalism, compassion and excellence while providing police services with the utmost integrity and in accordance with the law. The Rutherfordton Police Department is also devoted to meeting the needs of the community and responding to those needs in an effective and empathetic manner.
As law enforcement officers, our fundamental duty is to serve the community, to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality and justice. As law enforcement officers we strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating ourselves before God and our chosen profession…Law Enforcement.
The Rutherfordton Police Department which is comprised of 14 full time sworn officers and 3 reserve officer services a community of approximately 4,044 residents.