The fundamental mission of the Westfield Police Department is to protect life and property, enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, preserve the peace, order, and safety of the community we serve.
In order to fulfill its mission, the Westfield Police will strive to maintain a proactive patrol attitude in order to reduce the opportunity to commit crime, identify, pursue and apprehend offenders, ensure the safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians on our public roadways, and interact with the citizenry to resolve problems to improve the quality of life.
In order to respond in a professional manner to the challenges set forth in our mission, the Westfield Police Department will strive to recruit and retain the highest quality employees and provide them with the proper supervision, guidance, and training, always recognizing their accomplishments, knowing they are our most valuable assets in attaining out goals. We will treat our fellow employees and our work environment with dignity and respect.
In order to secure the future of our community, we will strive to serve as role models for our youth and work to develop a positive relationship with them based on trust and respect. We will facilitate this relationship through interaction and participation a variety of programs.
In order to meet the challenges of the future, we will engage in careful planning, involvement in community-based social and educational programs, incorporation of technological advances, improved training, and prudent management of personnel and resources.