The mission of the Easthampton Police Department is to provide excellence in police service through aggressive pursuit of violators of the law and prevention of crime and disorder.
This is accomplished by a partnership of the police and the public to enhance the quality of life, reduce the fear of crime, preserve the peace and impartially enforce the law.
The Easthampton Police will maintain the highest standard of integrity and respect the dignity of each individual. Our services will be rendered with courtesy, civility and in adherence with the constitutions of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
EASTHAMPTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
HONOR | SERVICE | INTEGRITY
OUR MISSION is to be the model of excellence in policing by working in partnership with the community and others to:
• FIGHT 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 residence and visitors; and
• 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 emblazoned on the uniform of 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.