Department Mission


The mission of the Mount Airy Police Department is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life in our community. We are committed to accomplishing this by meeting current and future needs through a continued partnership with our community leaders and the citizens we serve. We will serve with integrity while treating all citizens in a fair and unbiased manner. We will display in all aspects of our lives loyalty, sound judgment and professionalism. The Mount Airy Police Department is forever dedicated to the belief, the police are the public and the public are the police.


We accept responsibility and accountability for our actions and decisions.


We care about the people and the communities we serve. We are proud of our department and the services we provide. We recognize the importance of all department members and treat each other with fairness, loyalty, and respect.


We will demonstrate mastery of our duties and responsibilities while executing them in a manner which is the most efficient and beneficial to those we serve. As true professionals we are unbiased and dedicated to serving above and beyond the call of duty.

Chief of Police
Dale Watson