As the changes of seasons and holidays come and go our enduring value statement and mission focus stands. A new year brings the opportunity to look where we have been and where we are going as a hometown police force. Our thanks to those in the community who continue to provide us support and healthy and constructive recommendations to improve service but never compromising the safety of our community.
As I reflect on the last ten years as Chief of Police, I have as my top goal to continue growing our agency in our level of service and professionalism. As the most visible portion of city government, I see our police department as the vehicle to bring our diverse community together. Our strength is based on the deepest commitment to our oath of office and our respect for the civil rights of our citizens. We will continue to be the first line of defense against those who wish to harm the innocent and frail, never compromising our integrity, accountability and professionalism. We will strive to be second to none in our standards of excellence. With the support of our community, I am sure we will achieve these goals.