Is to provide our community with excellent police services. The pursuit of this vision is a journey which never ends.
To pursue excellence by working in concert through effective partnerships with our diverse community to improve the quality of life which provides a safe and clean environment to all of our citizens and visitors.
We value human life and dignity above all else. We treat all people with courtesy and respect. We use force only when necessary. We are compassionate and caring.
We believe the public must have confidence, trust and faith in each of us. Integrity is the basis for community trust. We are honest and truthful and hold ourselves to high standards of moral and ethical conduct. We are role models for our community. We are honest with the community we serve.
The Law & Constitution
We believe in the principles of our Constitution. We respect and protect the rights of all citizens. We treat all persons fairly and without favoritism. We are knowledgeable of the law, we enforce the law and we obey the law.
Excellence is a journey, not a destination. We strive for personal and professional excellence. We do our best and have a vision for the future. We seek adequate resources to recruit, hire, train and develop our employees to their highest potential. We conduct ourselves with dignity and lead by example.
We are accountable to each other and to the citizens we serve; they are the source of our authority. We communicate openly and honestly among ourselves and with our community. We acknowledge our mistakes and are open to constructive criticism. We manage our resources effectively. We thoroughly investigate complaints against our employees.
We work as a team. We understand our role in achieving department and community goals. We seek the help and cooperation of others. We seek to resolve conflicts. We rely on community support and involvement. We work in concert with others.
We work to anticipate and prevent problems. We give a high priority to preventing crime and helping citizens feel safe. We engage the community to solve problems. We plan, analyze, and evaluate. We recognize that crime is a community problem. We listen to problems and complaints with empathy and sensitivity. We seek innovative solutions.
We are capable, caring people who are doing important and satisfying work for the citizens and visitors of Hastings. We respect, trust, support and care about each other. We enjoy our work and take pride in our accomplishments. We are disciplined and reliable. We keep our perspective and sense of humor. We balance our professional and personal lives. We have a positive "can do" and "we care" attitude.
We value our community, all of its citizens and visitors. We are committed to the values of our community and improving the quality of life within Hastings.