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LeeWelcome to the Airway Heights Police Department’s web page.  As Chief of Police I am privileged to lead an excellent group of officers.  Each day I am amazed by the quality of work and dedication displayed by these officers and I believe that the Citizens and Business Owners are well served by them.

This Internet page is one of many ongoing steps that we are taking to reach out to the community to improve lines of communication. Our department philosophy is that policing must be community oriented. We believe strongly that only through active communication and partnerships with all areas of the community can we maintain the quality of life we are enjoying.

In these pages you will find information on the services provided by the Airway Heights Police Department and also about the dedicated officers that provide these services to you.  Periodically, we will be updating this site and providing you with information on special events, crime information, and various different topics.  So please feel free to contact me directly or anyone at the department, if you have any questions or comments.  I look forward to working with all of you to build a stronger police-community partnership for a better and safer community.

Respectfully,

Lee Bennett
Chief of Police

Mission Statement

The mission of the Airway Heights Police Department is to form partnerships within the community to preserve peace, protect the citizens, business owners, and guests, and their property, to protect the rights of all persons, prevent crime and provide assistance.

Philosophy Statement

We the members of the Airway Heights Police Department:

  • Believe that the protection of life and property is our number one priority.
  • Believe that officer safety is paramount.
  • Will respect and protect the rights and dignity of all persons and utilize the utmost in courtesy and compassion in every contact we make.
  • Will strive for excellence in the delivery of police service and will utilize training, technology, and innovation to accomplish our goal.
  • Recognize the department’s relationship with the community it serves and will be sensitive to its citizens and business owners concerns, priorities and needs. 
  • We believe that Airway Heights is a unique community, in that we have a large casino, a busy state route, a minimum security prison, a major airport, and an excellent Air Force Base situated within or adjoining us, and that we are an important part of our community’s success.
  • Believe that crime prevention, problem solving and intervention are normally preferred to strict enforcement but, when enforcement is called for, the enforcement is done impartially throughout the community.
  • Recognize the individual worth of each of its members. 
  • We will strive to support, develop and encourage every member to their full potential.