The mission of
the Fair Lawn Police Department is to provide quality service based upon
high ethical and professional standards attained through a sincere
commitment to public service. We recognize that we are the most visible
and accessible of all government services and will work to maintain the
quality of life in our community.
We, the members
of the Fair Lawn Police Department, empowered by the community with the
unique authority to take police action, are committed to protecting the
lives, property, and rights of all people: the prevention of crime; the
preservation of peace; and the impartial enforcement of laws and
Every person in
this department, from the Chief to the newest hire, will embody and use
these values in both their professional and private life to guide them
to reach our mission.
Leadership - We believe that the Fair Lawn Police Department should be a leader in
law enforcement. We also believe that each individual needs to be a
leader in his area of responsibility. Therefore, all of us need to lead
by example by taking responsibility for our actions and working together
with all department members to solve community problems.
Integrity - We will demonstrate the courage to stand up for our beliefs and do
what is right. Our actions will match our words. This will be
accomplished by gaining trust of others through honest, consistent, and
forthright interaction with all people.
- All members of this department will treat each other with dignity and
courtesy regardless of position or assignment. This will also hold true
for the community we serve. By demonstrating respect for others, we
will earn the respect of our community.
Professionalism - This is accomplished by ensuring that our members are highly trained
and promote a collaborative environment for sharing information,
resources, assistance and expertise.
Compassion - We must be sincere to the need of those who are concerned for their
safety, require guidance and information, or are unable to provide for
themselves. We will show concern and empathy for the victims of crime
and treat violators of the law with fairness and dignity.
- We will work in partnership with the people in our community and do
our best, within the law, to solve community problems that effect public
safety. We will do this in an efficient and competent manner, tempered
with courtesy, compassion and understanding.