BOURNE POLICE DEPARTMENT

EMERGENCY:  DIAL 911

BUSINESS:  508-759-4420

Mission Statement

The principal mission of the Bourne Police Department is to preserve the rights of the citizens and reduce fear in the community through the prevention and detection of crime, protection of persons, property, the maintenance of order in public places, and to anticipate and respond to events that threaten public order and the preservation of life and property.

GOALS:

PREVENTION OF CRIME

The Police Department is responsible for generating understanding about the nature and extent of crime and encouraging public support for crime prevention.


DETERRENTS OF CRIME

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.


APPREHENSION OF OFFENDERS

Once a crime has been committed, it is the duty of the Police Department to initiate the criminal justice process:

  1. Identify and apprehend the offender
  2. Obtain necessary evidence
  3. Cooperate in prosecuting the case
  4. Use only reasonable force when force is used to accomplish lawful objectives.

RECOVERY AND RETURN OF PROPERTY

The Police Department shall attempt to recover lost and/or stolen property, to identify its owners and to ensure its prompt return.


TRAFFIC SERVICES

The Police Department shall enforce traffic laws, investigate accidents, and direct the safe movement of motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.


PUBLIC SERVICE

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.


USE OF PERSONNEL

The Police Department shall develop and continually train personnel capable of providing the public with professional law enforcement.


USE OF RESOURCES

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.


INTERDEPARTMENTAL COOPERATION

The Police Department shall continue to seek cooperative working relationships with other departments and agencies promoting public safety.