Department Values

Dedication
The Bridgeport Police Department is dedicated to the ideals of the Law Enforcement profession. Success requires total dedication from all Police Department employees. The complexity of the job and the nature of the work place great demands on employees. All members of the Police Department must commit themselves to putting forth their efforts to continually expand their knowledge and abilities in order to enhance department professionalism and thus the quality of life for the citizens of Bridgeport.

Service
The most valuable assets of the Bridgeport Police Department are satisfied citizens and employees. The Police Department strives to deliver exceptional service to both groups. Service is rendered with creativity, compassion, and competence through the understanding of their needs, values, fears, and goals. The Police Department makes every effort to deliver professional, ethical, and courteous service to its citizens and employees.

Problem Solving
The Bridgeport Police Department strives to improve the quality of life throughout the community. Central to the mission are the Police Department employees, who, at all levels, are empowered to be problem solvers and decision makers. Personal initiative, creativity, and innovation are encouraged. Employees seek to identify community and organizational problems and then apply the most expedient and effective means to resolve the issues creating the problems.

Commitment
Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. The members of the Police Department believe that actions speak louder than words. Achievement of goals and delivery of results are important accomplishments to the Police Officers and employees. Being committed to ideals of the profession gives members of the Police Department the power to achieve the desired realities. Commitment is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.

Excellence
Continually striving towards excellence is a valued state of mind. The members of the Bridgeport Police Department value going beyond the call of duty and doing more than others expected. They maintain the highest standards, look after the smallest detail, and go the extra mile. They strive to do their very best in every thing and in every way.

Teamwork
The department believes that the citizens of Bridgeport and the Police Department are a team, working towards a common vision. Individual accomplishment is directed toward organizational and community objectives. Police Department employees work together to solve internal issues and improve police service. Citizens and the Police Department work together to eradicate crime, correct neighborhood problems, and enhance community cohesiveness. Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to obtain uncommon results.