The mission of all personnel is to deliver professional law enforcement service to the residents, visitors, and employees of Bergen County through aggressive traffic enforcement, educational programs, crime prevention, criminal apprehension, and fair prosecution of offenders. In addition to basic law enforcement services we are tasked with supporting our local and regional law enforcement partners with our expertise in specialized operations.
The mission of the Bergen County Police is accomplished through six departmental goals:
Prevent Loss of Life, Injuries, and Property Damage - To minimize the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage resulting from traffic collisions through vigorous enforcement, practical education, and contemporary engineering. To enforce the provisions of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Code and laws to prevent crime and prosecute offenders.
Maximize Service to the Public and Assistance to Allied Agencies - We must acquire and maintain the respect and confidence of our constituents through a strong connection to the community we serve. To maximize service to the public in need of aid or information, and to assist public agencies when appropriate.
Manage Emergency Incidents - To promote life safety, incident stabilization and protection of property through effective planning, mitigation and recovery during large incidents. To promote efficient movement of people and goods throughout Bergen County, and to minimize exposure of the public to unsafe conditions resulting from emergency incidents and highway impediments.
Protect Public and County Assets - To protect the public, their property, County employees, and the County’s critical infrastructure.
Provide experience and expertise - To collaborate with local, state, and federal public safety agencies to protect Bergen County and the region.
Continue to Improve Departmental Efficiency - To look for ways to increase the efficiency and/or effectiveness of law enforcement and departmental operations in and around Bergen County. To utilize emerging technology as a force multipliers to better serve Bergen’s residents and the law enforcement community.