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Mission Statement

We, the members of the Holyoke Police Department, believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We are committed to serving all people of the community with respect, compassion, and in a fair manner. We are dedicated to providing high-quality community policing, the prevention of crime, and the protection of life, property, and constitutional rights of all persons.

With community service as our foundation, and community policing as our philosophy, we will work together with the community as a whole to improve the quality of life of our citizens. We strive to improve ourselves; to be open and honest; to plan for the future, and to provide our community with qualified and effective personnel through leadership and training. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce that permits us to grow, and respects each of us as individuals.

Learning all about the Holyoke Police Department helps you understand our commitment to protecting the citizenry. A complete education begins with the department's history, followed by the purpose and more.

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.

Chief of Police

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all people to liberty, equality and justice.

I WILL keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint, and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I WILL never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decision. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I RECOGNIZE the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession: law enforcement.

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