The principal mission of the West Seneca Police Department is to preserve the rights of citizens while maintaining public confidence through the prevention of crime and the maintenance of order in public places. This basic mission will be accomplished by our members anticipating and responding to events that threaten public safety, thereby securing the protection of life and property.
It is essential that all members remember that in the execution of their duties, they act not for themselves, but at all times, for the good of the public. They shall respect and protect the rights of individuals they encounter and professionally perform their services with honesty, zeal, courage, discretion, fidelity and sound judgment.
West Seneca Police Officers shall seek and preserve public favor by demonstrating absolute impartiality, and by offering themselves to the service of all members of the community.
“Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence” – Sir Robert Peel