Our fundamental mission as a municipal police agency is to serve the public. Stating our mission is simple, but performing it is a complex task that requires us to recognize and define the functions that we perform in our society.
We will perform our law enforcement role by protecting life and property, by suppressing criminal activity and disorder with vigilant patrol, and by arresting law breakers through effective response to, and investigation of, reported crimes. We will seek to resolve conflict, and work with all citizens to provide a safe and secure community for all of us. We will protect the innocent, give aid and comfort to the sick and injured, and assist the disadvantaged. Finally, we will recognize that we are the most visible and accessible of all government services, and that this gives us a unique responsibility to assist citizens with their problems and to work to maintain the quality of life in their community. We will always try to assist any person who comes to us for help or advice. This is what makes us a full service agency.
We will be guided by these goals and values while performing our mission.
- The preservation and advancement of democratic values
- The improvement of the quality of life
- Compassion towards others
- Providing quality service
Our belief in these goals and values lies at the core of our organization. The principals contained in them will guide us in everything that we do.