Mission, Vision, & Values

The Spring Garden Township Police Department is committed to organizational excellence, professionalism, and respect for Department members as well as the community. We are accountable for our actions and are committed to holding others accountable for theirs. We intend to fulfill this challenging responsibility through active participation in the following mission statement and shared values.

The mission of the Spring Garden Township Police Department is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens by working in partnership with the community to protect life and property through the delivery of professional law enforcement services while maintaining the highest level of integrity and assuring constitutional rights.

The members of the Department share the following Core Values:

  • We view individuality and cultural differences as strength
  • We respect others and value human dignity
  • We value the people we serve, and the people we serve with


  • We endorse the principals embodied in our constitution
  • We do not demonstrate favoritism, and we abide by a strict sense of fairness
  • We have the moral courage to do what is right, even if it is unpopular


  • We strive to provide service at the same level that we would expect to receive it
  • We value an environment that promotes teamwork, innovation, and self-improvement through a constant evaluation of ourselves
  • We are committed to upholding our position of public trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards

Problem Solving

  • We work to anticipate and solve community problems through innovative solutions
  • We give a high priority to prevent crime and help citizens feel safe
  • We understand that crime is a community problem, and that we are part of the community


  • We strive to lead by example, establishing standards for which we are equally responsible
  • We strive to take a leadership role in keeping pace with the latest policing initiatives and technological advances
  • We continually evaluate and define attainable goals and clearly defined objectives