We, the officers of the Readington Township Police Department, are committed to protect and serve the public, prevent crime and apprehend offenders, and provide professional police service to all of our citizens as well as those who visit or travel through our community.
To achieve our mission we must earn and retain the confidence and respect of the public we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for these actions and therefore, we will strive to recruit and retain the highest quality officers as we realize they are our most valuable assets in achieving our mission.
Our mission can be accomplished only by constant and earnest endeavor by all officers to adhere to our core values and perform our duties in a professional, courteous, and unbiased manner, thereby cultivating in the public mind the fullest realization that the Police Department is a most vital requisite to public well being. The core values of the Readington Township Police Department are as follows:
PROFESSIONALISM: the skill, competence, or character expected of a member of a highly trained profession
DUTY: the precursor of discipline and obedience, it reveals itself through the accomplishment of all required tasks, done on time and to the best of one’s ability
HONOR: a quality that combines respect, pride and honesty
INTEGRITY: the quality of being honest and morally upright
VALOR: strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery