The primary mission of
the University of New Hampshire Police Department is the protection
of life and property. This is accomplished through fair, consistent
and equal enforcement, always keeping in mind the rights and dignity
of the public.
The basis of all policy
action is the law and the credibility of the agency. The measure of
our service will be judged by the public in the way we deliver our
service. We will hold all personnel to a high level of ethical
This mission can be
achieved through the prevention of crime, public relations and
A Commitment to serve the
University of New Hampshire community as law enforcement
professionals, we pledge to serve the University of New Hampshire,
build trust and confidence, and respond to community needs with:
Treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner and exhibit
understanding of ethnic and culture diversity, both in our
professional and personal endeavors.
Treat all persons impartially, with consideration, compassion and
understanding. Be equally responsive to our employees and the
community we serve.
We are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical
conduct, honesty and trustfulness in all relationships. We hold
ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a
professional level of service to all.
The University of New
Hampshire Police Department exists to provide public safety
services, including law enforcement, crime prevention and
suppression, emergency response, investigation and information to
the University of New Hampshire community, 24 hours a day, every day
of the week.
To exercise within the
Town of Durham, principally upon University property and contiguous
streets and ways thereto, all common law and statutory power of
constables, except the power to serve civil process, as granted by
the statutes, ordinances, regulations and the inherent police power
of the state.
Prior to taking the oath
of office, each officer shall swear to faithfully and impartially
discharge and perform all the duties incumbent on them as a
University police officer to the best of their abilities, agreeable
to the rules and regulations of the United States and State of New
Hampshire Constitutions and the ordinances of the Town of Durham.
Upon taking the oath of
office, pursuant to the provisions of Article 4, Section 4.8:B of
the Charter of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire, you shall have the
powers, to enforce all criminal laws, ordinances of the Town, serve
criminal process and to make arrest as prescribed by law, and be
subject to the liabilities of such office, until another person
shall be chosen and qualified in your stead.