- Crime prevention suppression and resistance
- Crime prevention and reduction through law enforcement
- Movement and control of traffic and safety enforcement
- Maintenance of public order
- Public and emergency service
- Community support for department goals
This area consists of both long and short range crime prevention efforts. It covers such areas as a highly visible preventive patrol in directed activities. It covers educational programs presented in our school system, alerting our youth to the dangers and consequences of crime and delinquent behavior. It covers specialty programs to various business and civic organizations. It covers referrals to the appropriate organizations of those in need of social, psychological and economic assistance and pre-delinquent referrals to the proper social service agency.
- Those short range prevention activities such as directed aggressive patrol in high problem areas along with field interrogations designed to discourage potential offenders.
- Those long range crime prevention efforts such as hazard oriented preventative patrol aimed at the identification and correction of those potential areas of concern in our community.
- Those long range preventative activities such as the work being carried on in this department directed towards our juvenile youths.
- Cooperation with all local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
- Joint criminal investigations by both patrol and investigation divisions.
- A concentrated effort on those crimes or activities which threaten life or health or pose a perceived danger to this community.
- A concentration on D.U.I. enforcement due to the major role it plays in fatality, serious injury and property damage accidents.
- Enforcement of those traffic violations which are most often responsible for accidents.
- The concentration of efforts at those locations and times when accidents are most prevalent.
- The constant survey of individual districts for possible hazards in order to eliminate them.
- The specialized training of select personnel over that normally required by law enforcement to effectively deal with any outbreak of civil or criminal disorder.
- Pre-planning on the courses of action to be taken when these conditions exist with much forethought on the types of conditions that may occur in our locale.
- Setting a priority on the calls for service, placing a lower priority on non-emergency or non-criminal requests. However, if manpower is available, we should respond to each request and render the service in a courteous and cooperative manner.
- A sound philosophy of public service as that embodied in the following excerpts from the British Police Principles.
- To recognize always that the power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behavior and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect.
- To seek and preserve public favor, not by pandering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolutely impartial service to law, without regard to the justice or injustice of the substance of individual laws; by ready offering of individual service and friendship to all members of the public without regard to wealth or social standing, race, sex or national origin; by the ready offering of individual sacrifice in protecting and preserving life.
- To maintain at all times a relationship to the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police.