The mission of the Hartford Police Department is to provide professional, quality and effective police services in partnership with the community. We, the members of the Hartford Police Department, believe that our work has a critical impact on the quality of life in the community.
The members of the Hartford Police Department are committed to the principles that define democracy, including the protection of constitutional rights and equal protection under the law. Members of the Hartford Police Department are expected to strive for:
Dedication to protecting the innocent and aiding those who cannot care for themselves; prevention, deterrence and elimination of crime and fear of crime; fostering a relationship of genuine mutual respect and trust with the members of the community; achievement of personal and professional excellence; ethical, consistent, and equitable exercise of police powers and discretion.