Annual Goals and Objectives

Customer Service

Provide efficient and effective police services consistent with the vision and values of our community.  Serve as ambassadors of the city of Hermiston with an increased presence of employees at city meetings and functions.  Place an emphasis on service delivery to our customers through the establishment of observable, measurable, targeted, and specific performance objectives for each employee of the department.

Predictive Policing Strategies

The department will utilize any policing strategy or tactic that develops and uses information and advanced analysis or technology to inform forward-thinking crime prevention.  This includes utilization of available intelligence/data and deployment of resources implementing a zero-tolerance stance for all incidents involving elements of criminal activity in a timely and targeted fashion specific to each shift or assignment.  The continual nurturing of existing healthy partnerships will be critical. 

Address Traffic Issues

Provide for a structured approach in dealing with the traffic related issues experienced in the city by utilizing engineering, education, and enforcement strategies in dealing with these problems.  Targeted enforcement of traffic along the Highway 395 corridor will be the priority of patrol.

Livability Issues

Focus on those issues which impact the livability of the citizens we serve will be a high priority.  This includes noise complaints, animal complaints, controlled substance enforcement, and all code issues including areas of blight consistent with the Broken Windows Theory of policing.