The mission of the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department is to act together with the community to safeguard peoples’ lives and property, enforce laws, preserve peace, reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and provide a safe and peaceful environment in which to live, raise families, and retire. We use best police practices and standards for professionalism that support human rights and civil liberties. The Department strives to increase the quality of life for our diverse community by enhancing public safety through effective collaboration with our citizenry and other stakeholders. We work toward serving our constituents with integrity and the promise of continuous improvement in building trust and confidence between the police and the public while doing so with honor, integrity, and the highest ethical standards.
It is the vision of the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department to provide within the City of Bellefontaine Neighbors a lawful environment where all persons can perform their daily routine at any time, free from the fear of any type of harassment, injury, or victimization from the criminal activities of any person or entity.
To demonstrate commitment to our profession and to the public, the members of the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department subscribe to the following values:
Excellence. We are devoted to delivering quality police service by recognizing the importance of training, personal effort, teamwork, effective modern equipment, dedication to duty, and strong professional standards.
Fairness. Impartial decisions and policies are the foundation of our interactions. We are consistent in our treatment of all persons. Our actions are tempered with reason and equity.
Integrity. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest moral standards by embracing the principles of honesty, trust and courage. We strive to be examples of honesty and integrity in both our professional and personal lives, thereby earning the public trust. We work to retain these standards in all our interactions with the community. Officers are required to be completely honest and forthcoming in all their interactions with fellow officers, their superiors, and the citizenry.
Respect. We recognize and embrace the value of cultural diversity and treat people with kindness, acceptance, and dignity. We protect the rights, liberties, and freedoms as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.