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MISSION STATEMENT:

The principal mission of the Massena Police Department is to preserve the rights of all its citizens, the prevention of crime, protection of persons, property, maintenance of public order, and to respond to events that threaten public order and the protection of life and property.

 

It is essential that all members remember that in the execution of their duties they act not for themselves but for the good of the general public.  They shall respect and protect the rights of individuals and perform their service with honesty, zeal, courage discretion, fidelity and sound judgment.

 

Law Enforcement personnel must seek and preserve public confidence by demonstrating impartial service to the law, and by offering service and trust to all members of the general public and the protection of Constitutional rights of all persons.

 

It is the expressed policy of this department that police officers will use force only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient to obtain public cooperation to an extent necessary to secure observance of law or to preserve order, and to use only the minimum degree of physical force necessary upon any particular occasion for achieving a police objective.

 

Realizing the unique authority entrusted in the department, and the work complexity of modern society, it will be the department’s role to work closely with the community it serves, and, with the assistance of the community and its elected officials, continue to strive toward the ideal of a crime-free society.

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