The goals and objectives of the Bethlehem Police Department are simple: to provide a very high standard of law enforcement and public safety services to the people of our community in a professional, compassionate, and cost-effective manner. The police department is dedicated to serving and protecting the public by providing consistent, fair, and non-discriminating public safety operations.
Accreditation is the process by which police organizations demonstrate they operate within generally accepted standards. Its purpose is to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and professionalism of an agency while promoting training and public confidence in law enforcement.
Originally accredited in 1990 as the fourth department statewide to achieve this honor, the Bethlehem Police Department accomplished re-accreditation for a sixth five-year term in 2015. Specially trained officers reviewed departmental operations on a daily basis to assure that our files, operational review, and reports remain in compliance with state and federal standards.