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Protect the lawful rights, freedoms, and safety of all in the community
with compassion, fairness, and respect
Further enhance accountability, transparency, and effectiveness
in the delivery of police services
The Amherst Police Department is a professional organization, whose members pride themselves in delivering services with the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and respect at all times. More than ever, we are members of the community; neighbors, coaches, mentors, and parents, wanting to make a difference.
We are proud to lead and participate in community policing programs such as D.A.R.E., Good Morning Amherst, vacant house checks, motorcycle and bicycle patrols, Project Safeguard, Code Yellow, and daily school safety checks.
The Police Department has always adhered to the philosophy that dedication to patrol is the best crime and accident prevention available. A reputation of a firm but fair approach to law enforcement is invaluable in deterring would be law breakers and unsafe drivers.
However, we are also mindful that there is always room for improvement; better and more innovative ways to get the job done, so we encourage comments and feedback from all of you. Please feel free to contact me or any other member of the Amherst Police Department with questions, concerns or comments, via telephone, email, or by stopping in at the police station.
Mark O. Reams
Chief of Police