To Protect and Serve

The mission of the Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department is to protect the lives and property of all people, enforce the law and enhance public safety in the community, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and professional conduct.

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Our Mission and Core Values:

Proud of our traditions and confident in meeting all our future challenges, our dedicated employees will maintain an environment of individual safety, well being and development.

  • Professionalism

    Professional service is embodied in our commitment to proficiency, competency, reliability, and excellence in all aspects of our conduct and performance. Our actions are guided by the Law Enforcement Code of Conduct and we proudly pledge to fulfill our duties by being accountable to our community, our department, and to each other.

  • Respect

    We believe in the principle that every individual has dignity and worth. We are committed to respecting individual rights, human dignity, and the value of all members of the community and of the department. We will treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, in both our professional and personal endeavors.

  • Integrity, Duty, and Sacrifice

    We believe in integrity: it is our standard. We are proud of our profession and will conduct ourselves in a manner that merits the respect of all people. We will demonstrate honest, ethical behavior in all our interactions. Our actions will match our words. We recognize the hazards inherent in our profession and are willing to place the safety of others above that of ourselves.

  • Teamwork

    We encourage personal and professional growth through innovation, education, and training. We can only obtain excellence by working as a team. We believe in teamwork and developing lasting partnerships with the public, other agencies, and within our own department to achieve our goals to make Ho-Ho-Kus a safe and inviting community.