"To Serve With Concern"
The mission of the Larchmont Police Department is to protect life and property and to preserve the public peace. We accomplish our mission by preventing, deterring, detecting, and solving crimes, by arresting offenders, by enforcing laws and ordinances over which we have jurisdiction, and by rendering related services to the public that further this mission.
A community free from crime and disorder remains an unachieved ideal; nevertheless, consistent with the values of a free society, the Village of Larchmont and the Larchmont Police Department aspire to this ideal. The Police Department's role is to enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons. It is not the role of the Department to legislate, to render legal judgments, or to punish.
In the vast majority of police agencies throughout this nation, about 80% of police work does not directly address crime. The Larchmont Police Department is no exception. However, we believe that the manner in which officers perform their duties is as important to our mission as the duties themselves. Humane, personal, and caring service, performed in a manner that conveys professionalism, impartiality, and concern, builds the relationship between police and community that is essential to effective law enforcement.
The Department's motto, "To Serve With Concern", is a signal to the public and a reminder to its members that professional, impartial, humane, personal, and caring service is a paramount objective of the Department