The primary mission of the West Haven Police Department is to provide professional, knowledgeable and thorough law enforcement services to ensure the safety and well-being of all people, with constant awareness of the diverse needs of the individuals and community.

Our officers will work in partnership with its residents to achieve a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect for the betterment of the community. We will embrace a foundation of integrity and a code of ethics to provide the highest standard of quality of life.
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  • We will hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism.
  • We will conduct ourselves with ethics that reflect the integrity of our department to nurture public trust.
  • We are committed to treating all people and employees fairly and equitably.
  • We are committed to a friendly, empathetic and courteous service, treating each resident with dignity and respect.
  • We encourage values that will foster greater police interaction with the community.
  • We are committed to fair and impartial enforcement.
  • We will respect and preserve the human rights granted to all people under the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the state of Connecticut.
  • We will preserve peace through effective law enforcement, problem-solving and community policing.
  • We are committed to the improvement of our knowledge and abilities to promote professional development to best serve our community.
  • We will always value human life as our highest priority.