Mission Statement

As Saugerties Police Employees, our mission is to protect and serve the public. In carrying out this mission, we should cooperate as a team to make certain that the citizens of Saugerties are afforded the best protection and service we can give them and to provide safety and improved quality of life in our community through excellence in policing, establishing the Saugerties Police Department as the finest in this area.

 In furtherance of our mission, it will be the responsibility of all members and employees to perform their duties in a manner which will insure that the following goals and values of the administration of this department are achieved.

1.         To care about the people and the community we serve. We are proud of the Department and the services we provide. We recognize the importance of all Department members and treat each other with fairness, loyalty, and respect.

2.         To obey the law and respect the human dignity of all people. We are committed to honesty and ethical behavior in all our actions. We accept individual responsibility and accountability for our actions and decisions.

3.        To strive for excellence in the service we provide. We are committed to excellence in our personal performance and professionalism. We are committed to the community we serve.

4          To maintain and enhance the confidence and trust of the people we serve, continually strengthening and expanding the partnerships between law enforcement and the community, more fully involving the community in identifying problems, developing solutions, and establishing relevant Department priorities and policies in an collaborative effort; effectively resolving the problems of the community we serve while protecting life and property.

5.         To provide a genuine atmosphere of security for the entire community regardless of ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.