Chester, Illinois - Home of Popeye

Police Department Core Values

TRUST: We understand that trust is essential to our effectiveness in the community and we must maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and competency in order to maintain that trust.

COOPERATION: In order to be successful and provide the level of service the community desires and expects, we must work cooperatively and with the support of individual citizens, businesses, churches, civic organizations and other government service providers.

FAIRNESS: We have an obligation to provide quality customer service without malice, prejudice, or favor; treating every individual with courtesy, dignity and respect.

PROTECTION OF LIVES AND PROPERTY: The protection of lives and property is our primary responsibility and it is for that purpose that we exist. We must protect all persons against those elements in society which seek to harm and/or deprive our citizens of their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We will apply all our resources to the prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminals. We have an obligation to provide the perception of a safe environment and secure neighborhoods, streets, parks, schools, businesses and homes.
ADOPTED: October 15, 2008

Ryan Coffey, Chief of Police

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