The Police Department is responsible for generating understanding about the nature and extent of crime and encouraging public support for crime prevention.
Crimes can be deterred by proactive police and an involved citizenry. The Police Department is responsible for deploying forces to deter crime and to inspire confidence in its ability to promote a peaceful and crime-free environment.
Once a crime has been committed, it is the duty of the Police Department to initiate the criminal justice process:
The Police Department shall attempt to recover lost and/or stolen property, to identify its owners and to ensure its prompt return.
The Police Department shall enforce traffic laws, investigate accidents, and direct the safe movement of motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
The public relies upon the policies, assistance and advice of the Police Department in routine and emergency situations. The Police Department shall respond to calls for service, aid or advice as necessary and/or possible.
The Police Department shall develop and continually train personnel capable of providing the public with professional law enforcement.
The Police Department shall routinely develop policies and plans which make efficient and effective use of its resources and take into consideration the future public safety needs of the community.
The Police Department shall continue to seek cooperative working relationships with other departments and agencies promoting public safety.
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