HPD Vision Statement
The Holyoke Police Department takes great pride in serving our community while placing our highest value on human life and dignity. We, the sworn personnel, civilians, and auxiliary officers, are committed to the highest professional standards and progress. We bring to the Citizens of Holyoke experience, talent, education, and special services. It is this Department's vision and commitment to its citizens and associates to honor and respect all who come forth and treat all with Honesty, Professionalism, and Dedication (HPD).
We pledge to be honest and truthful, recognizing that we are not above the law. As role models for the community, we acknowledge that our success is dependent upon the trust and confidence of the community in which we serve. We are committed to a code of ethical and moral conduct that is irreproachable in both our professional and personal lives. As the community's protector, we will use the total summation of our experience and training to provide the community with a haven in which to live, work, go to school and enjoy all that life has to offer.
Our employees shall strive to treat all citizens with honesty and respect. Our goal shall be to remain compassionate, understanding, and equitable, no matter what the circumstances. We affirm our belief in communicating openly and honestly with the community and among ourselves. We understand the importance of community values and expectations, and we shall be responsive to the concerns of the community.
We are also responsive to the needs of those who serve by our side. Give support, direction, and guidance in our professional lives. While on duty, we shall show encouragement and kindness to one another. To do so strengthens our ability to serve the community with the respect and care it deserves.
As professionals to whom the law gives a clearly defined and demanding public trust, we strive for personal and professional excellence. We direct a high priority towards being committed to community policing, continuing education, recognizing and rewarding outstanding performance, and encouraging each of our employees to develop their fullest potential. We look to the future. Our future is tied to the continuing cooperation of civic groups, schools, law enforcement, and criminal justice agencies to bring a better quality of life and protection to those we serve. We will respect and protect the rights of all our citizens, regardless of national origin, religion, age, or disability. We will dedicate ourselves to making the police profession one of the most respected through excellence in serving our community.
As those dedicated to public service, we recognize the importance of partnership and cooperation, sharing responsibility to serve the citizens of Holyoke with other agencies and organizations. We believe that collaboration and teamwork will enable us to blend our diverse backgrounds, skills, and styles to achieve our common goals effectively.
Each member shall seek professional perfections, which creates a stronger unit, a stronger commitment to the ideals and pride of law enforcement. To protect those we serve to the best of our ability is the greatest reward of a job well done. The safekeeping of citizens, individually and as a whole, is the goal of this department. We are at the call of the community and will answer that call withy tenacity and pride, forsaking our safety and, at times, placing our lives in peril. Click here to learn more.