Ashland is a unique community that is one of the finest places in the country to live and work. We at the Ashland Police Department understand this and are committed to working with the community to maintain that quality of life. We understand that we have an obligation to treat all people not just with courtesy, fairness and professionalism but also with politeness and respect. As we approach our vocation in this manner it comes naturally that we enjoy our work while assuring that our community and its guests also enjoy life.
Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving is the cornerstone of the Ashland Police Departmentís organizational philosophy. It is not a static endeavor but one that responds to an ever-changing situation. We make it a practice to observe fundamental principles to promote community and police partnerships in a proactive problem-solving manner. Many communities have seen ample evidence that innovative policing strategies can have a significant impact not only on crime and disorder but also on their quality of life.
It is the intention of this department to work with the entire community to identify and prioritize public safety related issues in the City and work together to address those issues. We believe that this process will not only enhance public safety but will also enhance unity within our community. By working together, the Ashland Police Department and the citizens of Ashland can build bridges of trust that encourage mutual respect and positive change.