About The Pittsfield Police Department

The men and women of the Pittsfield Police Department have made a commitment to provide professional comprehensive policing in partnership with all our citizens. As we police and serve our community, we pledge to uphold the standards set forth in our vision, mission and value statements.

The Pittsfield Police Department assumes a leadership role in the community in addressing crime and safety-related needs and issues. This role involves being proactive in fulfilling its responsibilities, not continuing the traditional reactive role. We constantly emphasize and reinforce community policing’s vision, values, and mission within our agency and throughout the Pittsfield Community.

Over the preceding years, we have created citywide and neighborhood projects for dealing with neighborhood disorder, vacant and abandoned housing, at-risk children, family outreach with the schools and focusing on the ever-changing characteristics of our city. Officers in the field help organize and maintain neighborhood groups, communicate with other city agencies and service providers in order to get service to residents and others.

Mission, Vision, and Value Statements

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pittsfield Police Department is to work in partnership with the community, to protect life and property, and enhance the quality of life in our city.

Value Statement

The Pittsfield Police Department professionals will maintain high ethical standards by conducting themselves with Integrity, Sensitivity, and Accountability.


A professional department that breeds professional people.
A clear understanding of roles.
Pride in your appearance, attitude and actions.


Appropriate behavior of all personnel from the top down. Leadership by example.


Honesty, Loyalty, and Commitment to Excellence.


Value of all life. Rendering services with Courtesy, Dignity, and Respect.


Being responsible for oneself, being held accountable to the public and the department for one’s actions.

Vision Statement

The Pittsfield Police Department will be a professional, community oriented police organization, providing quality service and performing in an effective, efficient and courteous manner.