The Mission of the Chatham Township Police Department is to protect and serve
all people without bias in an efficient and professional manner.
We will enhance the quality of life while instilling a sense of security within the community.
Members of the Chatham Township Police Department are aware that the manner
in which we conduct ourselves while providing law enforcement services
affects the public perception of our profession.
Our mission is a contract with the citizens we are sworn to protect,
as well as an affirmation of their trust. Each employee is charged with
protecting and promoting the essential elements of this contract.
The Chatham Township Police Department exists to serve the community
by protecting life and property; by preventing crime;
by enforcing the laws, and by maintaining order for all citizens.
Central to our mission are the values that guide our work and decisions,
and help us contribute to the quality of life in the Township of Chatham.
Our values are characteristics or qualities of worth. They are non-negotiable.
Although we may need to balance them, we will never ignore them
for the sake of expediency or personal preference.
We hold our values constantly before us to teach and remind us,
and the community we serve, of our ideals. They are the foundation
upon which our policies, goals and operations are built.
In fulfilling our mission, we need the support of citizens,
elected representatives and Township officials
in order to provide the quality of service our values commit us to providing.
We, the men and women of the Township of Chatham Police Department, value: