“The offi­cers of the New­town Police Depart­ment, with the part­ner­ship and sup­port of the cit­i­zens and com­mu­nity, will pro­vide excep­tional law enforce­ment by adhere­ing to our core val­ues. The New­town Police Depart­ment will pro­fes­sion­ally and proac­tively reduce the inci­dents of crime in a fair and just man­ner, bring res­o­lu­tions to com­mu­nity prob­lems, and safe­guard rights; which will empower us to improve and pre­serve a high qual­ity of life for all.“

Vision State­ment
The New­town Police Depart­ment will strive to be a model law enforce­ment agency through its com­mit­ment to excel­lence. We will be cog­nizant of our future expec­ta­tions; encour­ag­ing per­sonal and pro­fes­sional growth and edu­ca­tion within the depart­ment regard­less of rank. We will fos­ter an atmos­phere of part­ner­ship in order to plan and strive for excel­lence, real­iz­ing that our daily deci­sions will reflect on the future of our depart­ment. We will opti­mize the use ofpo­lice resources not only to bet­ter the police depart­ment, but to bet­ter the com­mu­nity. Lastly, the depart­ment as a whole will guar­an­tee to be progressive,to adapt, and to accom­mo­date to a chang­ing world in order to bet­ter serve the com­mu­nity through duty and honor.

The New­town Police Department’s core val­ues are the stan­dards by which we hold our­selves account­able both on and off duty, regard­less of rank or stand­ing, to uphold our Mis­sion and Vision.

Accep­tance of account­abil­ity within our per­sonal and pro­fes­sional lives; uncom­pro­mis­ing adher­ence to high moral and eth­i­cal ideals, an active regard for stan­dards of pro­fes­sion­al­ism, as well as not evad­ing respon­si­bil­ity by find­ing excuses for poor per­for­mance or bad judg­ment.

A pledge of loy­alty and devo­tion to the depart­ment and com­mu­nity, as well as a com­mit­ment to con­sis­tently exceed the department’s expec­ta­tions, result­ing in self-worth.

With recog­ni­tion that the mutual effort of the depart­ment and the com­mu­nity is essen­tial for effec­tive, effi­cient, and respon­sive law enforce­ment; the depart­ment, will lead by exam­ple, in joint oper­a­tion and action with the cit­i­zens through good com­mu­ni­ca­tion and team­work to assist the com­mu­nity as well as any other pub­lic or police agency.

Sound­ness of mind and body, includ­ing but not lim­ited to the phys­i­cal abil­ity to per­form one’s duty, advanced train­ing, and a strong work ethic to decrease the per­cep­tion of weak­ness.

Pro­vid­ing the high­est degree of ser­vice to the cit­i­zens of New­town through fair­ness of deci­sions, knowl­edge of the job, and pro­fi­ciency with equip­ment. An oblig­a­tion of the depart­ment and the com­mu­nity to be liable and to account for one’s con­duct as well as main­tain­ing an image that reflects pride in law enforce­ment and stead­fast­ness in one’s abil­ity. Tak­ing the Mis­sion and the Vision of the New­town Police Depart­ment to heart; liv­ing and allow­ing these ideals to guide offi­cers in daily activ­i­ties. Watch­ing out for fel­low offi­cers and not com­pro­mis­ing offi­cer safety, to ensure each offi­cer will go home at the end of the watch.