The principal mission of the Fort Plain Police Department is to preserve the rights of citizens and reduce fear in the community through the prevention of crime, protection of persons and property, the maintenance of order in public places, and to anticipate and respond to events that threaten public order and the preservation of life and property.
It is essential that all members remember that in the execution of their duties they act not for themselves but for the good of the public. They shall respect and protect the rights of individuals and perform their services with honesty, zeal, courage, discretion, fidelity, and sound judgment.
Police officers must seek and preserve public confidence by demonstrating impartial service to law, and by offering service and trust to all members of the public.
Our broad philosophy embraces a wholehearted determination to protect and support individual rights while at all times providing for the security of persons and property in the community. In meeting this objective, it is our duty to operate as a public service organization. We will at all times work in cooperation with community agencies and groups to promote understanding of and competence in our efforts in law enforcement.