The Mission of the Stratford Police Department is to protect, serve, and preserve the peace for all who live or work in, as well as those who travel through, our town, and in doing so, to make a meaningful contribution to the quality of life in our community. As we endeavor to accomplish our mission, we acknowledge the following:
The Stratford Police Department was formed and now exists because of the town and community we serve. We are a police organization of professionals committed to providing the highest level of police service in a positive and sensitive manner and all people regardless of their walk or stature in life with no regards to race, gender, creed, or standing in the community.
We know the value of human life and the dignity of all people and treat those all with fairness, compassion and respect. We recognize the importance of working together, as a department to maintain a work environment that consist of trust, faith, respect, and support from all.
We wear our uniform with great pride and realize it is a symbol of public trust. We realize it is important in serving our community to maintain public confidence. We are committed to the citizens of Stratford and hope to create a mutual trust where we all work together in the prevention of crime and solving mutual concerns and create a safe and secure community.
We know that the test of police efficiency is the absence of criminal disorder. We strive for the excellence of respect and integrity in working for this community. Cooperation from this community each day to work with us for the betterment of Stratford, will make our mission possible.