Department rolls out new mission, vision and core values
As the Chesterfield County Police Department prepared to celebrate a century of service to Chesterfield County in 2014, it had a unique opportunity to reflect on its past while setting the course for its future. The 100-Year Anniversary Committee was tasked with not only examining the physical representations, or "look," of the department, but also reviewing its current core values, mission, and vision.
Core values represent the department's ideals and what it stands for as an organization. The department's new core values are:
- IN tegrity
- S ervice
- P rofessionalism
- I nnovation
- R esponsibility
- E xcellence
The mission of the Chesterfield County Police Department is
- To serve the people of Chesterfield County with integrity and professionalism.
- To protect the quality of life, safety, and security of our diverse community through proactive enforcement efforts and effective crime prevention strategies.
- To lead the community in solving problems and building partnerships.
The new vision statement provides a lofty destination for the organization: The Chesterfield County Police Department is committed to being a nationally recognized leader in law enforcement through hiring, training, and promoting the finest police professionals. Our department is dedicated to the use of innovative and adaptive law enforcement technology, as well as implementing effective crime prevention strategies with our community partners. We are devoted to ensuring the safety and security of our community through exceptional service.
In mid-2013, the department unveiled a new look for its marked cars. The new design incorporates the department's badge and gives Chesterfield Police vehicles a sleek and modern look. As the department replaces vehicles in its fleet, new cars will have the new graphics package.
Now, the department is rolling out a new design for its uniform patch. This patch has a more modern look, but still honors the history of Chesterfield County and one of its most recognizable landmarks. This patch is a culmination of the efforts of the department's 100 Year Anniversary Committee, which worked collaboratively with the county's Department of Public Affairs.