Mission Statement & Values

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department is to enhance the quality of life within our Village by providing the community with the highest quality law enforcement services possible. We pledge to achieve this through working cooperatively with the public, and guided by the principles set forth within the constitutions of the United States and the State of New York, to enforce the law, preserve the peace, reduce the fear of crime and provide a safe environment for our citizens, while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons. 

Fundamental Values

Human Life: We value human life above all else and hold its preservation as our sacred duty. Our value for human life sets our priorities. 
  
Ethical Behavior: We understand that our authority derives from the people we serve and that public trust is the foundation of our profession. We believe integrity to be the basis for that trust and hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethical behavior. 
  
Laws and the Constitution: We believe in the principles embodied in our Constitutions and recognize the authority of our laws and our responsibility for their impartial enforcement. 
  
Community Partnerships: We view the people of our community as partners deserving of our concern, care and attention and recognize that the furtherance of our Mission is enhanced through strong community partnerships. 
  
Employees: We value our employees as our greatest asset and have confidence in their ability to solve community problems through their innovation, cooperation and teamwork. We are caring people who are performing a vital service for the citizens of Sleepy Hollow.