Department Mission & Vision

Mission Statement


The members of the Bow Police Department are committed to providing the highest quality of service to the community, while protecting human life, preserving equality and enhancing quality of life for all. We accomplish this by delivering quality police services and enforcing laws with equity and impartiality. In partnership with the community, we reduce crime through public education, prevention, and awareness. In meeting this objective, we demand of ourselves the highest professional standards and dedication to our core values.

Vision Statement


The Bow Police Department bases policing practices on the principles of service, integrity, and professionalism. The Bow Police Department is dedicated to setting the standard among police departments by retaining talented and professional officers and civilian staff, demonstrating the best practices in policing, and accountability.

We Believe In
The Value of human life.
The courage to do what is right.
Accountability to ourselves and to our community.
 Fairness, compassion, and approachability in the performance of our duties.
Continuous improvement.