The City of
Newton Falls

Goals & Values of the Newton Falls Police Department

The following are the Goals and Values of the City of Newton Falls Police Department

Department Goals

1. Foster total quality philosophy
2. Promote community oriented policing strategy
3. Develop department members to provide total quality service, through training, and by encouraging and supporting college education.

Financial Stability – Foster a correlative relationship between function and process of police services in order to live within financial resource limits.

Promote an awareness of fiscal responsibilities and complete each fiscal year with a balanced budget

Future Vision – Strategically identify and respond to critical opportunities and challenges to enhance neighborhood vitality and quality of life.

Enhance the quality of life through community partnerships

Foster a better understanding of the specific community needs

Support the Philosophy of family unity and commitment

Department Values

Integrity – Defined as being honest, moral, upright and sincere. Public trust can only exist with our integrity and respect for one another. The foundation of the Newton Falls Police Department is the high level of integrity of its employees.

Commitment to Employee – The department recognizes that its employees are the vital component to the successful delivery of police services. We believe we can achieve our highest potential by actively involving our employees in problem solving and improving police services. We support an organizational climate of mutual trust and respect.

Community Partnership – Recognizing the fact that police agencies were established as a result of society’s voluntary limitation of personal freedoms, we encourage and expect the participation of the community in the facilitation and solution to problems of mutual concerns. We therefore, seek and support involvement from all members of this community regardless of race, sex, creed, national origin or social status.

Community Sensitive Policing – Department members shall uphold laws in an ethical, impartial, courteous, and professional manner while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons. We shall strive to achieve a balance between enforcement and community needs which reflects both the spirit and the letter of the law, supporting the philosophy of family unity and commitment.

Professionalism – Recognizing the changing and diverse needs of the community, the Newton Falls Police Department promotes and encourages a policy of professional and individual excellence which is delivered and enhanced by continuing education and training.

The Newton Falls Police Department realizes fully that the expression of ideas is meaningless unless actively practiced. The integrity and professionalism demanded of members of the Newton Falls Police Department shall ensure the proper, lawful, and unbiased application of police powers.