On behalf of the men and women who proudly serve here, I want to welcome you to the Keene Police Department.  We strive daily to build strong, positive relationships with the community we serve, and I expect that your visit today will help move us toward that end.  We hold ourselves to a high standard, and we expect that you will as well.  

We stand daily behind the words of our Mission Statement:

“The members of the Keene Police Department are dedicated to protecting the lives and property of the people we serve, to reducing the occurrence and fear of crime, and to enhancing public safety while working with the community to improve the quality of life. We will do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.”  

Effective policing takes a cooperative effort from both the police department and the community, based on open communication and mutual respect.  Our goal is to be worthy of the public trust placed in our officers and civilian employees.  We understand that we can only do this by being responsive, transparent, accountable, and perpetually striving to improve the service we provide.  We welcome your feedback and comments. 

Emmitt R. Jackson

Chief of Police