Mission and Vision


It is the mission of the Hampton Police Department to enhance the quality of life for all persons who live, work and visit our community by:

•Fostering partnerships within our community to promote safe secure neighborhoods,
•Maintaining order and peace, while affording dignity and respect to every person,
•Safeguarding individual rights, and
•Preventing crime while aggressively working to solve those crimes which occur.

We strive to accomplish this mission through the delivery of quality police services; and the pursuit of excellence and dedication in the performance of those services.

Department Values

All employees of the Hampton Police Department will be guided by the following shared values:


We value human life and dignity above all else.


We give first priority to any situation, which threatens life. We utilize the proper levels of force and only when necessary. We treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in our professional and personal endeavors. We will remain constantly aware of the need for compassion, caring, and common sense in dealing with people.


We believe integrity is the basis for public trust.


We are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct, and truthfulness in all relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service to all.


We strive for personal and professional excellence.


We strive to do our best in all situations and to provide quality service in a courteous, efficient, and accessible manner. We vigorously enforce local, state and federal laws; and, are committed to the defense of the Constitutions of the United States and the State of New Hampshire. We promote community and employee interaction through problem solving partnerships. We empower our employees at all levels to engage in problem identification and problem-solving activities. We will strive for professional performance through continual training, education, and commitment to our duties. We will not tolerate misconduct by an employee and we will treat our fellow employees and our work environment with dignity and respect.

Vision Statement

We are determined to be recognized as a professional and effective organization that is respected by the community we serve and guided by the principals of law.  We strive to work with our stakeholders in order to improve our community.