Mission Statement and Core Values


The Shelburne Police Department’s mission is to protect all people’s lives, property, and rights; maintain an ethical environment of mutual respect, trust, and dignity; foster a partnership with the community we serve; and improve the quality of life for all within the community.


The employees of the Shelburne Police Department are committed to its mission. We are accountable for our actions, and we conduct ourselves accordingly in pursuit of our core values:

HONOR: Always act with the utmost integrity, and be honest and truthful. Enforce the laws equally and without bias. Hold yourself and other members to the highest ethical standards.

INTEGRITY: We place the highest value on honesty and adherence to a strict code of ethics; we will always engage in behavior beyond ethical reproach to maintain public confidence.

Service: Putting responsibilities before self-interest, performing duties to meet the needs of others, promoting partnerships to identify and solve problems, and doing what is right for the community.

KNOWLEDGE:  We seek truth, awareness, and understanding through investigation, education, and experience.