Mission and Values

Barnegat Township Police Department


Statement of Values

We of the Barnegat Police Department recognize our contribution to the quality of life and a safe environment in our community through the provision of professional law enforcement services. We will meet the challenge of providing these services by basing our thoughts and actions on the following shared values.

Service to our Community: We value the opportunity to provide service in a manner which is fair, courteous, responsive and efficient. An attitude of respect for, and the protection of, the worth, dignity and rights of all is the foundation of our law enforcement agency.

Integrity: We value candor, honesty and ethical behavior in members of our department. We are committed to uphold our positions of trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards as set forth in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

Responsibility and Accountability: We value the need for effective use of our resources and to provide a spirit of openness in communications with our community. We will be responsible for our actions, willing to admit our mistakes and ensure that our behavior earns the support and trust of all segments of the public.

Professionalism: We value professionalism by having a clear sense of commitment, perspective and direction. Professionalism is developed by creating an environment that encourages teamwork, innovation and constant evaluation of ourselves. A professional attitude is dedicated to quality, timeliness and excellence in our service to the community.

Pride and Satisfaction in our Profession: We believe our work to be a source of enjoyment and satisfaction. We are proud of our accomplishments as an integral part of the Barnegat community. We enjoy what we have chosen to do in the Barnegat Police Department in serving the people of Barnegat Township.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Barnegat Township Police Department is to provide the community with the highest quality of law enforcement services possible. We continually strive to improve the public’s perception of community safety through eradication of criminal activity and other conditions that have a negative impact on public safety and quality of life issues.

We strive to enhance our image of quality service to all. We continue to seek support and cooperation from the community we serve and from those of us who serve the community. Our organizational culture is responsive to new ideas and is one in which all employees are given the opportunity to develop to their highest potential and see themselves as agents of change. We base all of our relationships on the premise that the public and police are one.

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