DEPARTMENT MISSION

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 practices.

This mission can be achieved through the prevention of crime, public relations and community policing.

 

DEPARTMENT VALUES

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:

RESPECT: Treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner and exhibit understanding of ethnic and culture diversity, both in our professional and personal endeavors.

FAIRNESS: Treat all persons impartially, with consideration, compassion and understanding. Be equally responsive to our employees and the community we serve.

INTEGRITY: 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.

 

DEPARTMENT ROLE

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.

 

LEGAL AUTHORITY

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.