Our Mission Statement and Core Values

The mission of the Tenafly Police Department is to provide professional, quality police service to the Borough of Tenafly.  We have been entrusted with the responsibility to maintain order, protect life and property and to improve the quality of life for all Tenafly residents, members of the community, and visitors.  Our objective is to maintain a safe and secure environment for all by interacting with the community, emphasizing the control and prevention of crime, promoting safe travel within the community by enforcing motor vehicle laws, and providing fair, impartial, efficient service to the public.  To demonstrate our commitment to our profession and to the public, the members of the Tenafly Police Department subscribe to the following values:


Impartial decisions and policies are the foundation of our interactions. We are consistent in our treatment of all persons, and use appropriate discretion as we enforce laws within the community.   Our actions are tempered with reason and equity.


We are dedicated to maintaining the highest moral standards by embracing the principles of honesty, trust and courage.


We recognize the value of our unique cultural diversity and treat all people with kindness, tolerance, and dignity.  We protect the rights, liberties, and freedoms as guaranteed by the Constitutions of the United States and the State of New Jersey.


We are committed to delivering quality police service by recognizing the importance of training, personal effort, work ethic, teamwork, dedication to duty, and strong professional standards.