Burlington Police Department Mission Statement and Core Values

Adopted December 2004

We value in each member of this Department:
Dedication and loyalty
Input, Contributions, and Opinions
Quality of Performance
Friendship
Teamwork
Integrity
Respect
Discretion
Education, Training, and Development of Skills
Positive Attitude
Professionalism
Work Ethic
Leadership

We value in each member of our community:
Contributions, Input, Feedback, Support, and Opinions
Diversity
Rights
Dignity
Safety
Freedom
Quality of Life
Compassion

Important to our operations are:
Consistency, Professionalism, Dedication, and Commitment
Integrity, Fairness and Openness
Respect
Quality of Service
Improvement
Teamwork
Preparedness
Community Policing Philosophy and Techniques
Crime Prevention and Reduction
Community Partnerships
Openness to Criticism and Critique
Technology
Accreditation and Policies
Flexibility, Proactivity, and Responsiveness

From the above list of values, we crafted a Mission Statement that we believe clearly and concisely defines our purpose as an agency, and which incorporates those values that guide our operations.

“The Burlington Police Department is committed to improving the quality of life, in partnership with our community, through fair and professional police services.”

Our Core Values guide all that we do in the Burlington Police Department and are what is important to us as an organization regarding our members, our community and our operations:

We value and recognize the importance of our employees and their contributions.

We take pride in the dedication, loyalty, integrity, professionalism, and leadership of our employees.

We are committed to providing each employee the necessary training, resources, and opportunities for them to achieve their full potential.

We value and recognize the importance of all members of our diverse community, and their contributions and concerns.

We respect the rights, liberties, and dignity of all; serving with compassion, respect, and courtesy.

We believe that citizen involvement is crucial to improving the quality of life in our community.

We recognize the value and importance of professionalism, planning, teamwork, and integrity in providing quality police services.

We continuously seek to improve our ability to provide pubic safety through proactive crime prevention and community policing strategies, use of technology and compliance with standards established by the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.