WHAT OUR PURPOSE IS

The Brockton Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of police services by empowering our members and the community to work in partnership with the goal of improving the quality of life within the City of Brockton, while at the same time maintaining respect for individual rights and dignity.

The mission is a commitment to quality performance from all members. It is critical that all members understand, accept, and be aligned with the responsibilities established by this mission. It provides the foundations upon which all operational decisions and organizational directives will be based. Directives include regulations, operating instructions, policies, procedures and practices.

This mission represents the commitment of this administration to the concepts of quality performance management. In other words, members are expected to work consistently in a quality manner in the daily performance of those duties, job responsibilities and work tasks associated with this mission. Quality manner means that performance outcomes comply with the performance standards established for this agency and for each member. Examples of performance standards include policies, procedures, directives, general and supervisory orders, work productivity and performance behavior.

Each member of the department is required to accept the responsibility for the achievement of this mission and the concepts of quality service

OUR MISSION

Our mission has been developed in a six fold program of services.

I. To create the safest atmosphere possible throughout the geographical boundaries of the City of Brockton. To investigate all criminal activity cases to the greatest extent possible. To improve traffic safety on all Brockton roadways.

II. To promote, wherever possible, the philosophy of Community Policing; which fosters a working relationship between the police department, community residents, business owners, and all affected parties in the city of Brockton to resolve law enforcement issues

III. To respond to all service-type calls, as deemed necessary by the police department’s function, and to treat all individuals with dignity and respect of their individual rights.

IV. To uphold publicly and privately the highest standards of the law enforcement profession and exemplify the standards by example on duty and off.

V. To improve continually the ability for officers to perform their tasks with training the latest law enforcement technology, equipment and trends, whenever possible.

VI. To foster an environment for officers to continue their education for self-improvement.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The city of Brockton encompasses a variety of individuals, each with his or her own distinctive cultural values, lifestyles, customs and problems. The nature of the city is further manifested by the diverse ethnic and sociological background of its people. However, all persons in the city share the common need for protection and service through objective and impartial law enforcement.

The recognition of individual dignity is vital in a free society. Since all persons are subject to the law, all persons have a right to dignified treatment under the law. The protections of this right is a fundamental responsibility of the Department and its members. Every Department member is responsible for treating each person with respect, mindful that the person possesses human emotions and needs.

The daily contact with members of the community presents a unique opportunity to strengthen police community relations. In all contacts with the public, members must inspire respect for themselves as individuals, and as representatives of the Department, by respecting the human rights of all members of the community.