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Chief Michael P. Murphy
150 Park Street
North Reading, MA 01864
(978) 664-3131
(978) 664-3170 fax



Value Statement

NRPD Value Statement                
The core beliefs of the North Reading Police Department are:
  • To be positive role models for each other, other law enforcement agencies and our community by being beyond reproach establishing high ethical standards that foster trust, integrity, high morals, dedication to service, high performance and hard work.
  • To create a work environment that meets employee and community expectations, that nurtures and encourages innovation and creativity, provides a safe, effective and efficient atmosphere where all employees are respected, treated fairly and consistently and communicate openly and honestly with each other.
  • To continuously analyze community and societal needs, police functions and jobs to ensure that our employees receive the proper training and education to do their jobs with confidence, skill and a high degree of professionalism. In addition, training and education opportunities will be made available, when possible, to increase employee satisfaction and career development opportunities.
  • To work diligently toward developing a public perception that the North Reading Police Department and its employees are visionaries, valuable assets and community leaders.
  • To consistently analyze the needs and wants of our community, proactively solve problems that impact the quality of life in our community and to establish long and short term goals and objectives to accomplish these tasks.
  • To evaluate and provide proactive programs to our residents, that promote understanding of the departments roles and responsibilities, a foundation for establishing community partnerships and provide prevention education and alternative youth activities.
  • To hold ourselves to high performance standards and levels of accountability that are continuously monitored and reviewed to ensure that objectives are met and remain challenging and worthwhile.
  • Finally, to establish the public perception that members of the North Reading Police Department care about the residents of North Reading by believing in our mission, philosophies, vision, and values statement and doing the right thing.