It is the mission of the Mendham Borough Police Department to protect the constitutional, civil, and human rights of citizens living in and visiting our community. We will strive to enhance the quality of life and will protect life, property and keep safe the community we serve.
We will develop partnerships with the community to prevent, reduce, or eliminate crime, neighborhood problems, and by providing police services that are fair, professional, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals.
Officers are directed to enforce local ordinances, motor vehicle and criminal laws of the Borough of Mendham and the State of New Jersey in a professional, respectful and ethical manner.
The Mendham Borough Police Department exists to serve our community. Our primary responsibility is the service to our community. We will respond to our community’s needs enthusiastically and professionally.
In fulfilling our mission, we need the support of our citizens, elected representatives and borough officials in order to provide the quality of service our values commit us to provide.
We, the members of the Mendham Borough Police Department, Value:
- HUMAN LIFE
We value human life and dignity above all else. We give first priority to situations which threaten life. We use force only when necessary. We treat all people with courtesy and respect. We are compassionate and caring.
We believe integrity is the basis for community trust. We are honest and truthful; we are consistent in our beliefs and actions. We hold ourselves to high standards of moral and ethical conduct. We are role models for the community.
- THE LAW AND CONSTITUTION
We believe in the principles of our constitution. We recognize the authority of federal, state, and local laws. We respect and protect the rights of all citizens. We treat all persons fairly and without favoritism. We are knowledgeable of the law. We enforce the law. We obey the law.
We strive for personal and professional excellence. We do our best. We have a vision for the future. We seek adequate resources: staffing, facilities, equipment, training, salaries, and benefits. We recruit and hire the best people. We train and develop our employees to their highest potential. We are committed to fair and equitable personnel practices. We provide organizational mobility. We recognize and reward good performance. We support reasonable risk taking and are tolerant of honest mistakes. We are receptive to new ideas and to change. We lead by example.
We are accountable to each other and to the citizens we serve; they are the source of our authority. We communicate openly and honestly among ourselves and with the community. We understand the importance of community values and expectations. We acknowledge our mistakes and are open to constructive criticism. We manage our resources effectively. We thoroughly investigate complaints against our employees.
We believe that cooperation and team work will enable us to combine our diverse backgrounds, skills, and styles to achieve common goals. We work as a team. We understand our role in achieving department and community goals and objectives. We share our responsibility to serve the citizens of Mendham Borough with many other agencies and organizations. We strive to understand those who disagree with us. We seek the help and cooperation of others. We seek to resolve conflicts. We rely on community support and involvement. We work toward realistic, mutually agreed upon goals.
- PROBLEM SOLVING
We are most efficient when we help identify and solve community problems. We work to anticipate and prevent problems. We give high priority to preventing crime and helping citizens feel safe. We actively seek opinions and ideas from others. We plan, analyze, and evaluate. We recognize that crime is a community problem. We listen to problems and complaints with empathy and sensitivity. We seek innovative solutions.
We are capable, caring people who are doing important and satisfying work for the citizens of Mendham Borough. We respect, trust, support, and care about each other. We enjoy our work and take pride in our accomplishments. We are disciplined and reliable. We keep our perspective and sense of humor. We balance our professional and personal lives. We consult the people who will be affected by our decisions. We have a positive, "can do" attitude. We cultivate our best characteristics: initiative, enthusiasm, creativity, patience, competence, judgment, compassion, and understanding.
It is the vision and goal of the Mendham Borough Police Department to continue to grow and adapt to our ever changing community, and to provide the highest level of service and protection to our citizens.
We will accomplish this goal by providing our officers with the tools and knowledge to meet and exceed all present and future needs of Mendham Borough within the scope of police services.
We will work in cooperation with our community to proactively address identified areas of needed improvement, and to continually provide the level of service and safety so deserved by the community we serve.