Police

Police Overview
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Mission Statement:
We are dedicated to the Core Values of Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty, Fairness, Caring and Concern for Others, Civic Duty, Pursuit of Excellence, Personal Responsibility and Preserving the Public Trust.

We are organized, staffed, and trained to maximize effective and efficient public service and to maintain a positive work environment.

We work to fulfill the Mission of the Genoa Township Police Department in a manner that inspires the public's trust and confidence and protects the Constitutional rights of each citizen. 

Policing Philosophy:
The Genoa Township Police operate under a philosophy of Community Oriented Policing.  Community Oriented Policing can be defined as a "policing" philosophy that promotes and supports organizational strategies to address the causes, and reduce the fear of crime and social disorder through problem-solving tactics and police-community partnerships.

Chief Stephen Gammill and every member of the Police Department is committed to this model of policing. This commitment is displayed by completing thousands of house checks and business checks every year; constantly patrolling neighborhoods; and being proactive in crime prevention.  Officers are eager to help problem solve with residents for concerns that have been identified by the community.

Accreditation: 
The Department's policies and procedures have been thoroughly assessed and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA’s goals are to:

  • Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities;
  • Formalize essential management procedures;
  • Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices;
  • Improve service delivery;
  • Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination; and
  • Increase community and staff confidence in the agency.

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