Police

Statement from the Chief

Welcome and thank you for checking in on us.  The West Goshen Township Police Department strives to practice community policing and our goal is to make our community proud to have us.  We value the relationship we have with our citizens and businesses so please feel free to let us know about your opinions and concerns, and if you think we did something exceptional.  Together we will make a happier and safer West Goshen Township.  

The first sentence of the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics reads as follows: “As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against abuse or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality and justice.”  

This is the foundation of our promise to you, but it is not all we promise.  The West Goshen Police Department is here to serve everyone and anyone who calls on us with professionalism.  We are committed to public service and to maintaining the high standards that our community deserves.  A true collaboration with our community is a necessity and we look forward to furthering this by strengthening public trust through honesty and transparency.  

Please feel free to stop in or to send us a message; feedback and input are necessary for meaningful change. Each member of our department is honored and privileged to serve you and we look forward to a bright future.  

Sincerely,

Michael P. Carroll
Chief of Police

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