At the City of Gonzales Police Department, we consider ourselves a family; a family committed to excellence through providing effective, high quality services to our community in a professional and courteous manner, while being there for each other. All members of the City of Gonzales Police Department feel that to be effective in providing a sense of security, safety, and a quality of life that everyone in Gonzales can enjoy and be proud of, we must go beyond traditional law enforcement duties. We do this through community relations and being proactive members of the city. The City of Gonzales Police Department is responsible for enforcing all Federal, State, and Local laws, as well as abiding by the Constitution of the United States and the State of Louisiana. In accomplishing this important mission, we are guided by the following principles: We must be compassionate, courteous and patient, acting without fear, favoritism or prejudice to the rights of all. We need to be professional, calm, and restrained in the face of violence and apply only the force that is necessary to accomplish our lawful duty. This is our mission and our service to you, the citizens of this great city. We pride ourselves on being approachable and available and will continue to act in the best interest of every man, woman and child within the City of Gonzales community. Families stick together, and our City of Gonzales Police Department family will forever serve and protect yours. That is our pledge to you.