Police Department

Mission Statement
The principle mission of the Bratenahl Police Department is to preserve the rights of the citizens and reduce fear in the community through the prevention and detection of crime, protection of persons, property, the maintenance of order in public places, and to anticipate and respond to events that threaten public order and the preservation of life and property.
Large group photo of Police Staff
It is essential that all members remember that in the execution of their duties to act not for themselves but for the good of the public. They shall respect and protect the rights of individuals and perform their services with honesty, zeal, courage, discretion, fidelity, and sound judgment.

Police Officers must seek and preserve public confidence by demonstrating impartial service to law, and be offering service and trust to all members of the public.

Our goal is to look into the future, and to see the organization not as it is....but as it can become. To advance as a police department, enhance our professionalism and services. We do this by continually challenging ourselves by setting higher clearly defined goals, and objectives on how we are to achieve these goals. This simply means that it may take courage to embrace the possibilities of our own potential, and to put forth the time and effort as individuals and as a department to be the best we can.

Statement by Richard L. Dolbow, Chief of Police.