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Community, Honor, Service, and Integrity

The mission of the Kennett Square Borough Police Department is to protect the rights, safety and property of all persons within Kennett Square Borough and to provide professional service to all who come within our care and jurisdiction.  The members of the Kennett Square Police Department will be guided by the values of our community and will faithfully perform their duties in accordance with the United States Constitution, Pennsylvania Constitution, and all federal, state, and local laws.  The members of the Kennett Square Police Department in partnership with the community shall strive to improve the quality of life for Kennett Square residents as well as those who need our assistance.  In order to accomplish this mission, members shall remain professional and respectful when dealing with the public and other organizations.  The members of the Kennett Square Police Department will constantly be concerned about the rights and dignity of our residents and visitors.  The Kennett Police Department will seek community participation in police-related activities and events.  The Kennett Square Police Department will embrace our Community through Honor, Service, and Integrity.


It is the policy of the Kennett Square Borough Police Department to adhere to the Statement of Values and remain committed to improved performance, effectiveness, and efficiency when delivering the police service to members of the community.

We, the men and women of the Kennett Square Borough Police Department, have chosen to dedicate ourselves to a career in public service.  In doing so, we have taken upon ourselves many awesome responsibilities and occasional hardships.  In return, we reap the satisfaction of truly making a difference in the quality of life for those we serve.

As members of the Kennett Square Borough Police Department, we value;

Honesty and Integrity.  Expect the members of the Department to have strength of character; conduct ourselves in an exemplary manner and carry out our duties guided by high moral and ethical standards.

Responsibility and Accountability.  Be responsible for our actions and strive at all times to ensure our conduct earns the support and trust of those we serve.

Teamwork and Inspired Leadership.  Do not accept mediocrity.  We use innovation and creativity to address the issues in our community.  We realize that each member of our team is also an individual who brings with them unique strengths and experiences that can contribute to our collective success.  We encourage the participation of each member to solve issues and expect his/her commitment to make a positive contribution to our Department and community.

Personal and Professional Development.  Encourage personal development through continued training and involvement in professional organizations dedicated to enhancing the law enforcement experience.  We are committed to providing quality recruitment, education, and professional training for our Department members.

Reverence for all Laws.  Our society is founded upon the principle of the rule of law.  No individual is above the law and no individual is below the law, nor do we ask anyone permission when we require them to obey the law.  We recognize the need to support and enforce the law without malice or prejudice.  We obey the letter and support the spirit of the laws we are sworn to enforce.

Sense of Community.  Encourage and appreciate participation by our citizens in addressing the issues that affect the community. We always strive to be open and understanding when addressing their interests or concerns.  We view ourselves as partners with our community, with the common goal of improving the quality of life in Kennett Square Borough.

Diversity.  Treat the members of the community and members of our Department with respect and strive at all times to be objective and impartial.  We respect the civil and human rights of all.  We do not act selectively towards groups or individuals based on race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, or belief system.

We value our place in the community and the goal we share with our citizens is to make Kennett Square Borough a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and play.


It is the purpose of the Kennett Square Borough Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and perception of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the community to improve the quality of life for all citizens.

It is the policy of the Kennett Square Borough Police Department to be prepared to assist members of the community in all situations which require police presence and/or involvement.

The Philosophy of the Kennett Square Borough Police Department is:

“To Protect and Serve”, states the essential commitment of the Kennett Square Borough Police Department.  The Department is prepared to protect the right of all persons in Kennett Square Borough to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace.  This is accomplished by hiring, training, and supervising Police Officers committed to integrity when performing the law enforcement function in a professional, ethical, and legal manner. The residents and business owners of Kennett Square Borough are the people to whom we are ultimately responsible.