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Amsterdam Police Department: APD

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Amsterdam, NY Public Safety & Crime PreventionThe mission of the Amsterdam Police Department is to protect and serve the citizens of Amsterdam with dignity, honor and respect. The Amsterdam Police Department will perform this mission in partnership with the community it serves. The Police Department will foster and promote all aspects of public safety. All members of the Police Department have been empowered to be an agent for this partnership and the positive interaction it will bring.


Values of the Amsterdam Police Department

  • Maintain service as our primary goal, while vigorously pursuing those who commit crime
  • Ensure that community responsiveness and the prevention and deterrence of crime are always a priority of this agency
  • Strive to maintain the highest levels of integrity and professionalism in all our members and activities
  • Provide courteous police service with respect for the rights and dignity of the people we serve
  • Encourage public input regarding the development of strategies that directly affect the quality of neighborhood life
  • Manage our resources carefully and effectively
  • Seek the input of employees into matters that affect job satisfaction and effectiveness
  • Remain committed to a shared and open relationship of involvement with all segments of our community
  • Encourage cooperative relationships with professionals from all facets of the law enforcement community

Departments of the Amsterdam Police Department

  • Office of the Chief of Police
  • Amsterdam Police Detectives Bureau
  • Uniform Patrol Division
  • Amsterdam Police SWAT Team

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