Mission Statement

publicsafetybldgThe mission of the Elmwood Park Police Department is to protect, serve and increase the quality of life for all those who live, work or visit our community. Officers and members of the Department will accomplish this goal by:

  • Striving each day for the highest degree of professionalism.
  • Dedication to our relentless commitment for integrity.
  • Treating all persons equally.
  • Utilizing the concept of vision as the cornerstone of establishing a better tomorrow.
  • Equitable enforcement of the law.
  • Preserving public peace and order.
  • Fostering an environment of cooperation and trust within our community, our department and others.
  • Maintaining a pro-active attitude.
  • Training as a regular part of our duty.
  • Valuing our employees as our most important asset.
  • Planning, to ensure efficient and effective operations.
  • Anticipating problems.
  • Challenging the future with a spirit of optimism and innovation.

Our performance and ability toward accomplishing this mission will be measured by our clients, the citizens of Elmwood Park.