Mission, vision and values
Every strategic plan weaves in a
mission to help define a purpose, a
vision for what will be achieved, and the
values, or principles, on which the organization's work is based. The following statements and principles were developed as part of the strategic plan:
Mission – Provide superior service to keep Salem safe while enhancing trust.
Vision – To be a model for 21st-century policing using effective, innovative, community-informed approaches toward improved safety.
Values – Collaboration • Honor • Integrity • Compassion
The strategic plan's priorities include the following three themes:
Safety is intended to include keeping the community and employees safe.
Legitimacy is the public's belief that those who are charged with enforcing the law are capable, qualified, effective, and trustworthy.
Excellence reflects the quality the department strives to achieve through its continual efforts to be a professional, forward-thinking, and a modern police agency.
A message from Chief Womack
Please take moment to review the Salem Police Department 2022-2024 Strategic Plan and watch Chief Womack's message to the community about the project.
Learn more about
how the strategic plan was developed.