The Lincoln Police Department strives to actively involve citizens in its operations, through a variety of means. Volunteers are widely used, including in citizen patrols and crime prevention initiatives. Area commanders meet often with members of the public to solicit input and feedback. The Lincoln Police Department seeks to educate the Lincoln community about the police work they so courageously perform in various ways, including: publications, websites, public-access television, town hall meetings, and citizen police academies.
Lincoln Police Department's Mission Statement: "We, the members of the Lincoln Police Department, working with all people, are committed to providing quality police services that promote a safe and secure community."