To be recognized as the most professional, well valued, highly trained, proactive, community based, municipal law enforcement agency in the region.
We, the members of the Cranston Police Department, are committed to establishing and maintaining a proactive partnership with our residents and business owners; working together to solve problems facing our community.
We recognize that the success of this mission depends on a vigorous effort to continually enhance public safety and reduce the fear of crime in the City of Cranston. We pledge our dedication and diligence in protecting life, liberty, and property; preserving the peace; and enforcing laws and ordinances.
We are committed to honoring the sacred public trust by ensuring that the Cranston Police Department adheres to the highest professional law enforcement standards and maintain the highest degree of respect for individual rights and human dignity. We shall continuously strive toward attaining organizational excellence and providing our employees with principled and effective leadership, ethical supervision, and superior training in a quality work environment.
Code of Ethics
As a Cranston police officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to
protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against
violation or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all citizens.
I will keep my private life unsullied and as an example to all, maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn and ridicule. I will develop self-restraint and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. I will be honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life. I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the rules and regulations of the Department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or whatever is confided in me in my official capacity will be kept confidential, unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities. I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public
trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these
objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession--law enforcement.