The Malvern Police Department is committed to improving the quality of life in the City of Malvern by providing exceptionally responsive and efficient public service that promotes the self-sufficiency, well being, and prosperity of citizens, employees, business, and our community.

  The city philosophy of teamwork and collaboration is the foundation of our shared values, and our commitment to public service. It is our pledge to always work to earn our public’s trust.


The Malvern Police Department motto is “Caveo Vivere” which means “For Life.” This includes guarding life, to provide for life, to give security and to provide for safety. It also demonstrates each officer’s commitment to the protection of others, and our willingness to sacrifice to provide for the safety of others.

Core Values

  1. Loyalty
    To be loyal to those whom we serve, to our profession, to our department, to our city, and to each other.
  2. Professionalism
    To attain the highest possible level of professionalism by employing intelligent and caring officers, and through continued training to stay current on changes in the law and the latest effective law enforcement techniques. To be always courteous and helpful in the performance of our duty.
  3. Dedication
    To be dedicated to our citizens, to our city, and to our department. To be prepared to sacrifice for the good of the department or the city, and to place the needs of others before our own.
  4. Compassion
    To show genuine concern, care, and empathy for others, and to have respect for their feelings and to treat all people with respect and dignity. To enforce the spirit of the law as opposed to the letter of the law whenever possible and to remember there is no justice without mercy.
  5. Integrity
    To be honest and forthright and meet all of our ethical and moral standards. To have the moral courage to do what is right without regard for our personal opinions or feelings.
  6. Commitment
    Commitment to excellence. Commitment to professionalism and quality performance of duty. Commitment to our mission of “To Protect and Serve”.


The Malvern Police Department Mission is “To Protect and Serve”.

To Protect - To protect the citizens and the public from crime and the fear of crime, to protect all people from the purposeful or negligent infliction of injury or death, to protect those who are unable to protect themselves, to protect the Civil Rights of all people, and to protect our city from the forces of lawlessness.
To protect the property of our city, our citizens, and our businesses from theft and intentional or negligent damage by others.

To Serve – To serve our city, to serve our citizens, and to serve any visitor to our city in any way we are able. To give aid and support whenever possible, and to help those in need in any way we can within the scope allowed by policy and law.

Donnie Taber
Police Chief


From left to right:
Retired Chief of Police Richard Taft
Current Chief of Police Donnie Taber
Retired Chief of Police William O'Keefe

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