Motto, Vision and Mission Statement
The Whitehall Township Bureau of Police is committed to protecting the rights of all persons, serving the community and promoting a safe and secure environment, free from crime and the fear of crime. The Department's Vision, Mission and Core Values reflect the guiding philosophy of the men and women of the Whitehall Township Bureau of Police.
The Vision Statement of the WPD
It is the vision of Whitehall Township Bureau of Police to, as closely as possible, attain a township free from crime and public disorder.
The Mission Statement of the WPD
It is the mission of the Whitehall Township Bureau of Police to protect the lives and property of the people we serve, to maintain order, to reduce the prevalence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse populations to improve their quality of life. We realize that the Police alone cannot regulate crime, but must act in unison with the community in order to achieve our goals. Our mandate is to do so with highest degree of honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the utmost ethical standards to maintain public confidence.
Motto of the WPD - To Protect and To Serve
The Whitehall Township Bureau of Police has adopted the motto used by the Los Angeles Police Department since 1955. The motto is perhaps the simplest and most accurate statement that pertains to policing. These five words contain all of the meaning that a police officer holds true while performing their tasks. It is a simple yet powerful reminder that they are empowered to protect the community and other officers while serving the needs of the public who entrust them to do so.
Motto, Vision and Mission Statement
The Core Values of the Whitehall Township Bureau of Police are envisioned to direct and inspire us in all that we say and do. Our mandate is that our values become part of our daily routine and they help to ensure that our personal and professional behavior can be a model for other to follow.
Service to Our Community
The Whitehall Township Police Department is dedicated to enriching public safety and reducing the fear and the occurrence of crime. The people who live, visit and work in our communities are our most important customers. We will strive to do our best, within the law, to resolve problems that affect the community.
Reverence for the Law
The Whitehall Township Police Department has been given the important mission of enforcing the law. The officers of this department must always exercise integrity in the use of the power and authority that have been given to us by the people. Not only our professional behavior but our personal behavior also should be a model for all to follow. We will obey and support both the letter and the spirit of the law.
Quality through Continuous Improvement and Training
The Whitehall Township Police Department will strive to achieve the highest level of quality in every aspect of our duties. Innovation and creativity will allow our department to continuously improve in serving the people in our community. This department realizes that constant change is a way of life in a dynamic community like Whitehall Township, and we dedicate ourselves to proactively seeking new and better ways to serve the public.
Integrity in Every Aspect of Our Job
The Whitehall Township Police Department is proud of our profession and will conduct ourselves in a manner that warrants the respect of all people. Integrity is our most basic requirement and we will demonstrate honest, ethical behavior in all our interactions. The actions taken will match our words. The police officers of this agency must have the courage to stand up for our beliefs and do what is right.
Respect for All People
Whitehall Township Police officers find their job to be challenging and rewarding. The officers and employees of this department are our most important resource. The department believes in treating all people with respect and dignity. Employees are empowered to execute their responsibilities with knowledge, integrity, and appropriate discretion. We encourage the submission of ideas, listen to suggestions and help officers develop to their maximum potential. While showing concern and empathy for the victims of crime and treating violators of the law with fairness and dignity we earn respect for the officers of this department by first demonstrating our respect.
Commitment to Leadership
The Whitehall Township Police Department believes that we should be a leader in law enforcement. It is paramount that officers become leaders in their individual discipline. The departmental mandate is that integrity and our core values become part of the everyday duties of a Whitehall Police Officer.