Philosophy of Policing

We, the members of the Westminster Police Department, believe in a policing philosophy that promotes community, government and police partnerships, using proactive problem-solving and community engagement to address the causes of crime, fear of crime and other community issues. Through these alliances we will identify public safety problems affecting the quality of life in the community, develop strategies to address those problems, and take the responsibility to implement solutions using all available resources.


The Westminster Police Department will commit its resources in partnership with the community to:

  • Promote a safe and secure environment, free of crime and the fear of crime
  • Maintain order and provide for the safe and expeditious flow of traffic
  • Practice our core values of integrity, respect, service, and fairness
  • Preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote individual
  • Responsibility and community commitment


Integrity is the hallmark of the Westminster Police Department and we are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct, and truthfulness in all relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service to all


We treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in our profession and personal endeavors. We guarantee to uphold the principles and values embodied in the constitution of the United States and the State of Massachusetts, and the policy, procedures, rules and regulations of the Town of Westminster Police Department.


We provide quality service in a courteous, efficient, and accessible manner. We foster community and employee involvement through problem-solving partnerships.


We treat all people impartially, with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our employees and community we serve.


We are committed to the highest level of professional standards through development of highly trained and motivated employees.