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The Mission of The Stanhope Borough Police Department is to deliver public safety services in an effective manner in order to resolve community issues and problems while providing for the safety and security of the citizens. This mission is accomplished through a set of values and goals that the department adheres to. Values: THE STANHOPE POLICE DEPARTMENT PLACES ITS HIGHEST VALUE ON HUMAN LIFE.

The Stanhope Police Department sets the highest priority of its resources towards the protection on human life. The Department is continuously alert and prepared to take action to protect its citizens from and in life threatening situations.

THE STANHOPE POLICE DEPARTMENT BELIEVES THAT THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE.

Protecting the children of our community is a top concern of this department. Officers remain ever vigilant to take action where any situation may endanger the safety or morals of a child. The department strives for a rapid response and consummate investigation into any condition where a child may be endangered.

THE STANHOPE POLICE DEPARTMENT MUST PRESERVE AND ADVANCE THE PRINCIPALS OF DEMOCRACY.

The Department must protect life and property, while maintaining order, in a manner consistent with our democratic government. Officers shall enforce the law and each employee shall deliver public safety services with the means bestowed upon us by our government. Each officer must respect and protect the rights guaranteed to each citizen by the United States Constitution, The Constitution of the state of New Jersey, Federal, State and Municipal Laws.

THE STANHOPE POLICE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAINTAIN THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF INTEGRITY.

The community places its highest trust in its employees. Each employee must recognize that they are held to a higher standard of accountability than the citizen. We must be mindful to never violate the public trust. Our conduct, both on and off duty, must be beyond reproach.

THE STANHOPE POLICE DEPARTMENT BELIEVES THAT THE REDUCTION OF CRIME IS AN OPERATIONAL PRIORITY.

Through the use of proactive tactics, patrol activities and investigations, officers shall strive to reduce the frequency of crime. These activities are intended to improve the quality of life and to reduce the fear that is generated by the reality and perception of crime.

Goals: TO PROVIDE THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE COMMUNITY FEELS SECURE FROM CRIME AND INTIMIDATION.

The Stanhope Police Department strives to maintain an ever-present visual appearance in the community. We enforce criminal law to protect the innocent from those that would violate their rights. We take actions not only to apprehend violators, but to prevent crimes from occurring.

TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL ORDER AS IS STATED BY STATE AND MUNICIPAL LAWS.

The Stanhope Police Department delivers public safety services relative to the maintenance of social order.

TO PROVIDE CITIZENS THE RIGHT TO SAFELY TRAVEL THE ROADWAYS OF THE BOROUGH OF STANHOPE.

The Stanhope Police Department promotes roadway safety through traffic enforcement, education and continuous monitoring of roadway hazards.

TO MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE.

Through community involvement, we monitor the public’s concerns. In conjunction with the community, we develop plans to address public safety issues.

TO SUSTAIN A LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM CONSISTENT WITH THE DEMANDS PLACED UPON THE DEPARTMENT.

The public expects and is entitled to a professional Police Department. Through recruiting, training, developing and promoting its employees, the department maintains a professional staff to conduct its business.