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Mission Statement & Values

Mission Statement:
Through collaborative efforts and partnerships, the Hopewell Township Police Department serves as guardians to the Hopewell Valley community by enforcing the law, maintaining order, and protecting the lives, property, and rights of all people. We shall carry out our duties with reverence for human life and with compassion and respect for everyone.

Integrity - We recognize integrity is the foundation of Community trust. We will demonstrate ethical and honest behavior, which is a critical requirement for each member of this department. Do the right thing, especially when no one is looking.

Empathy - We value our relationships and respect the differences, opinions, perspectives and beliefs of others. By our ability to see a situation from another’s perspective, we are able to reduce conflict and find solutions.

Accountability - We are accountable to each other and to the people we serve. This will be achieved through oversight and transparency. We understand the importance of accountability in maintaining public trust and confidence in our department.

Respect - We will treat all people with dignity and respect. In order to get respect, we must give respect. We must give in order to receive.

Service - This profession is one of service. Service to others and the community for which we took an oath to guard and protect. One we do not take lightly.  

Our vision is to create an environment, through a partnership with our community, where people are free to live their lives safe from fear of crime, and confident in the fact that we will be there when they need us.