Chad Nelson #122
Chief of Police
Chief Nelson's Mission Statement

-RECOGNIZING THAT ITS GOAL IS TO HELP PEOPLE AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE AT EVERY
OPPORTUNITY;

-PROVIDING PREVENTIVE, INVESTIGATIVE, AND ENFORCEMENT SERVICES;

-INCREASING CITIZEN SATISFACTION WITH PUBLIC SAFETY OBTAINING COMMUNITY
COOPERATION THROUGH                  THE DEPARTMENTS TRAINING, SKILLS, AND EFFORTS,
AND;

-REALIZING THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ALONE CANNOT CONTROL CRIME, BUT MUST
ACT IN CONCERT                       WITH THE COMMUNITY AND THE REST OF THE CRIMINAL
JUSTICE SYSTEM.

IN ACHIEVING THIS MISSION, THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE GARRETT POLICE DEPARTMENT
WILL CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN AN ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL MANNER. THEY WILL:

-RESPECT AND PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF CITIZENS AS DETERMINED BY THE LAW;

-TREAT CITIZENS AND THEIR FELLOW EMPLOYEES COURTEOUSLY AND WITH THE SAME
AMOUNT OF DIGNITY                     OF WHICH THEY WISH TO BE TREATED THEMSELVES;

-BE EXAMPLES OF HONESTY AND INTEGRITY IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIVES,
THERBY EARNING                    THE PUBLIC TRUST;

-PERFORM THEIR DUTY WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT PROTECTION OF LIVES AND PROPERTY
OF ALL CITIZENS                     IS THEIR PRIMARY DUTY; AND

-COMPLY WITH THE SPIRIT AND LETTER OF THE DEPARTMENTAL RULES AND REGULATIONS.