The Moscow Police Department’s mission is to provide public safety services that are designed to fairly, efficiently, and effectively prevent crime and safeguard lives and property. We will provide professional police services by inviting public participation, resulting in a community atmosphere where citizens are free of unnecessary regulation and are treated with dignity and respect. Our personnel will maintain high ethical standards, training, and professional development. Our goal is to provide a community that is safe, secure and a pleasant place to live and visit.


The Moscow Police Department consists of thirty-six commissioned peace officers, eight civilian support members, and volunteer reserve officers who strive daily to deliver exceptional enforcement and educational services to our community. The City of Moscow is home to the University of Idaho. In our partnership with the university, our members provide contracted law enforcement services to the campus community and operate a substation within the Idaho Commons building. Our unique relationship with the University of Idaho allows us to deliver extraordinary law enforcement and public safety services to campus


The department employs a community-oriented policing philosophy to improve the quality of life through community partnerships and problem solving approaches. Our core values consist of Service, Pride, Integrity, Compassion, and Excellence. We are a state accredited agency and adhere to all the comprehensive professional standards and best practices of contemporary law enforcement organizations as recognized by the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association.