The mission of the Hoboken Police Department is to be Community Sensitive while providing outstanding service to all components of our city. We want to be community sensitive to:

  1. Our Victims; we will take the extra steps to ensure crime victims and their families are treated with respect and professionalism while their case is handled with the upmost care, utilizing police resources in an effective and efficient manner.
  2. Our Residents; we want all of our residents to be treated with dignity and respect; having available an assortment of crime prevention and community out-reach programs that will foster relationships between our officers and our community.
  3. Our Community Leaders; we want to build and enhance relationships with all community leaders from all groups so the police best understand their community and their community’s needs while establishing strong foundations of communication and trust.
  4. Government Leaders; our government leaders are the representatives of their constituents and we want positive relationships with all of them as we proactively work toward building a better and safer community.
  5. The Media; through our transparent approach of providing timely and appropriate information, we want to build a strong symbiotic relationship with all types of media and in doing so we expect those media outlets to provide essential, accurate, and real-time information to our community.
  6. Our Officers; we need to be sensitive to our own officer’s needs so that they can best protect our city and its residents by being in the best physical and psychological condition possible.

Code of Ethics

AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE, my fundamental duty is to serve the  community; to safeguard  lives  and  property;  to  protect  the  innocent  against  deception,  the  weak  against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and  to  respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality and justice.

I WILL keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I WILL never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I RECOGNIZE the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice. I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.   I will constantly strive  to  achieve  these  objectives  and  ideals,  dedicating  myself  to  my  chosen profession…LAW ENFORCEMENT.