Value Statement

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To help accomplish our mission, the New Paltz Police Department is committed to these core values that guide our work and decisions:


  • We are responsible and dependable people who are accountable for everything we do, to each other and to the people we serve.


  •  We will strive to be fair in all of our actions.


  • Our success depends on the trust and confidence of the citizens that we serve; we must be honest and exhibit behavior that is beyond reproach and reflects the integrity of police professionals.


  • Keeping the public peace is our duty. This requires us, as individuals, to set aside personality and personal feelings to objectively perform our duty as police officers.

Openness and Accessibility

  • The New Paltz Police Department will strive to conduct our affairs publicly and be accessible to the public.

Problem Solving

  • We are most efficient when we help identify and solve community issues.


  • We will be responsive to the needs of the community, working together to solve problems of mutual concern.


  • We recognize the importance of each employee as an individual and team player. We believe in organizational teamwork, mutual support and open communication to ensure effective police services to the community.