Mission & Core Values
The Easthampton Police Department is a dedicated and diverse group of professionals who are committed to working with the community to make the City of Easthampton a safe and desirable place to live, work or visit.
Through these efforts, we will strive to have a positive impact on the quality of life for our residents and visitors to our City, while recognizing both our diversity and those ideals that we have in common.
Our mission is to partner with the community to solve problems and improve public safety in a manner that is fair, impartial, transparent, and consistent.
Our goal is to be the model of excellence in policing by working in partnership with the community and others to:
- Mitigate crime and the fear of crime, including terrorism;
- Enforce laws while safeguarding the constitutional rights of all people;
- Provide quality service to all of our residents and visitors;
- Create a work environment in which we recruit, train, and develop an exceptional team of employees.
Our core values form the framework for all of our work. These values are a part of the finest traditions of the Department and make up who we are. The core values on which we stand, and that are incumbent upon every officer of the Easthampton Police Department, are:
It is a privilege to serve as a member of the law enforcement community and especially as a member of the Easthampton Police Department. Each day when we pin on our badge, we remember those who went before us and the sacrifices made in the name of this badge. We treat our badge with honor, respect, and pride. We do nothing that will tarnish our badge, for one day we will pass it to another Easthampton Police officer to honor and respect.
Integrity is the bedrock of policing and the foundation for building a successful relationship with our partners. Integrity means reflecting our values through our actions. It is not enough to espouse honor, service, and integrity. Each of us must live these values in our professional and personal lives. We do this by being honest in our dealings, and abiding by the laws and respecting the civil rights of all. Serving with integrity builds trust between the community and the police.
Service with honor means providing police service respectfully and recognizing the dignity of every person. We can demand that others respect and honor our work only when we respect them and their rights. We are in the business of providing police service with the highest degree of professionalism. Every day we come into contact with crime victims, residents afraid to enjoy their neighborhoods, and young people scared to stand up and do the right thing. Our job is to help them and to do so with courtesy and compassion.