Eight-man municipal police department serving approximately 2,400 people
Mission of the Canisteo Village Police Department
The mission of the Canisteo Village Police Department is to serve and protect the people within the jurisdictional boundaries within the Village of Canisteo, NY. This statement encompasses several duties, responsibilities, and requirements of the departmental members. They include but are not limited to the preservation of peace, enforcement of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes and ordinances, protecting the life, property and personal safety of all persons, and generally assisting citizens in time of urgent situations.
The level of police service is dictated by the public, and therefore, it is incumbent upon each member to gain the confidence of the public which the department serves. It must be understood by the Canisteo Village Police Department members that the oath of office administered to each member at the time of their employment is their personal commitment and dedication to duty.
The high level of professional standards and demeanor expected from each member in their service will assure public confidence and satisfaction. Additionally, members will demonstrate impartial service of the law, respect and protect the rights of the public while performing their duties with pride, honesty, zeal, compassion, discretion, dignity, and sound judgment. All members shall provide police service while in compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the Canisteo Village Police Department.