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Our Mission

The Glassboro Police Department’s Mission is as follows:

To maintain peace and order by providing the highest level of police services that are fair, professional, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals. We shall work with the citizens of our community to preserve life, protect property, maintain human rights, reduce crime and the fear of crime, for all who live, work and visit the Borough of Glassboro.  

The officers of our department work to achieve our mission by abiding by our core values:

  • WE RESPECT LIFE… We hold the preservation of life as our sacred duty. Our value of human life sets our priorities.

  • WE REVERE THE TRUTH… We will pursue truth, honesty and justice with vigor. We will accept nothing less in our organization.

  • WE DEMONSTRATE INTEGRITY… We value organizational and personal integrity which is essential to the success of our department. Anything less is unacceptable.

  • WE PRIZE LOYALTY… We value personal commitment and loyalty as essential to the best interest of public safety and professional law enforcement. Loyalty is the foundation upon which trust is built within our department and the community we serve.

  • WE ARE COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE… We will encourage and support our members in their efforts to achieve the highest professional and ethical standards and quality of service to the public.

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Why we serve?

“In order for the Police to be a respected profession, the officers that comprise our agency must embody the above characteristics. The duty and responsibility of all our officers is to ensure the safety and security of the Glassboro and Rowan communities. They are professionals who have answered a higher calling to serve, protect, and provide ‘Excellence in Policing’”.

— John Polillo, Police Chief

  • WE CONDUCT OURSELVES WITH DIGNITY… We recognize that our personal conduct, both on and off duty, is inseparable from the professional reputation of both the officer and the department.

  • WE HONOR OUR POLICE POWERS… We understand that our police powers are derived from the people we serve. We do not tolerate the abuse of our police authority.

  • WE ENFORCE THE LAW… We recognize that our basic responsibility is to enforce the law of the land for the general good, while respecting the rights and dignity of each individual, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religious beliefs, age, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability. Our role is to resolve problems through the law, not to judge and punish. We will use only that amount of force necessary.

  • WE SEEK COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP… We view the people of our community as partners who deserve our concern, care and attention. We are committed to reducing the fear of crime in our community, and we endeavor to do this by creating partnerships in our neighborhoods.

  • WE STRIVE TO IMPROVE… We can never be satisfied with the status quo. We must aim for continuous improvement in serving the public in an ever-changing society.

  • WE VALUE COURAGE… We realize that both physical and moral courage are essential if we are to live the values we believe in.