Mission & Values

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of The Hanover Township Police Department to
protect and preserve the lives and property of the people we
serve; to reduce the incident and fear of crime, enhance public
safety, pursue justice and improve the quality of life for our
Township's residents and visitors. Our mandate is to do so with
honor, integrity and professionalism.

Value Statement

The Hanover Township Police Department establishes the
following values as essential to the organization and the

Honesty & Integrity-

Honesty and integrity are paramount to our profession and is expected of
all employees. Honesty produces an environment of trust. Integrity
produces an atmosphere of credibility. Honesty and integrity nurture an
open and safe organization for all.


We are leaders in our community and our profession. We share a vision to
improve the quality of life through pro-active involvement with the

Work Ethic-

We advocate a strong work ethic. As a result we will provide high quality
service leading to positive results for our community and organization. We
strive to provide the highest standard of public service, customer and job


We value communication and encourage an honest, constructive and open
exchange of ideas that accomplish the goals of the department. Effective
and open communication, at all levels, is the cornerstone of a progressive
and successful organization.


We encourage teamwork on behalf of our community and organization.
Teamwork unites residents and police by sharing talent and expertise
leading to the successful identification of common goals, objectives and


We will develop programs that seek solutions to community issues through
a partnership with the people we serve. Through this partnership we
recognize and respect individual differences and encourage residents to
work cohesively to promote positive solutions to community concerns.


We treat our employees with dignity, respect, and fairness. Rewards and
discipline will occur as a result of merit. We will follow the tenet of treating
others as we would expect to be treated.


We strive to recognize all employees for their contributions. We reward
them for quality work and the excellent service they provide to the
community and organization. We believe our employees are our most
valuable asset.

Employee Development-

We support the professional growth and development of all employees. We
do this through consistent and collaborative processes involving
supervisors and subordinates to develop career goals supported by the