Riverdale Police Mission Statement

Through individual respect, and enrichment; We will provide professional service and safety, while understanding the diverse needs of our community.

The Riverdale Police Department incorporates the best elements of traditional law enforcement, community policing, hot spot policing, intelligence-led policing, and other evidence-based emerging practices. Our strategy will be dynamic and flexible. It is designed to respond to short-term demands, while institutionalizing long-term strategies that promote sustainability around community safety, police integrity, accountability, and continuous business improvement.

The ultimate goal of policing is to prevent crime and disorder from occurring in the first place. A sense of security arises from feeling safe in our home, in school or at work, on our streets, and in our neighborhood. Working with the neighborhood residents, the business and academic community, as well as our law enforcement partners, we will develop and implement programs that address the underlying causes of crime and disorder in the Village of Riverdale