We are committed to a healthy community evidenced by a positive interaction with the citizens and elimination of a fear of crime.
As public servants, we pledge to serve all with respect, fairness and compassion. It is our duty to protect individual rights, maintain order and prevent crimes while observing the highest ethical standards. In doing so, we strive to earn the confidence of the public and forge an ongoing partnership of cooperation through community policing with our community.
The Dalhart Police Department believes in providing comprehensive Community Oriented Police Services to the citizens of Dalhart. Community Oriented Policing is best defined as a style of policing in which objectives, direction and emphasis of activities are jointly determined by the community and the police. Community policing broadens the rule of the Police Department in the community and the rule of the community in the Police Department. It requires that a partnership be developed between both sides. Community policing is not a program or a tactic, but an overall organizational philosophy. Officers and citizens work together to identify needs and problems. Prevention of crime and resolution of problems is achieved through adaptation of police methods and mobilization of resources from both the community and the Police Department.