The Police Department is working to keep the City of Harlan a safe place to live and work by forming partnerships with its citizens and businesses.
In Harlan, providing Police services is a lot more than just writing a crime report after a crime has occurred. It means working with the community to prevent crime and to solve community problems.
We invite you to become our partners in making your neighborhood a better place to live. Being a partner might mean:
As members of the Harlan Police Department we accept responsibility for contributing to the quality of life in our community. We believe the character of our Department is best reflected in the quality of service provided by each of our members. We will meet the challenge to provide quality through our shared values and commitment to the following:
All that we do will reflect a commitment which ensures to merit the support and trust of our community.
Police Department Staff
Reserve Policy Force
HPD has a Reserve Officer program that has been in existence for over ten years. If anyone is interested, you can call the office at 712-755-5151 for information about joining.
Code of Ethics
AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.
I WILL keep my private life unsullied as an example of all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule, ; develop self restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided in me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I RECOGNIZE the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself service God to my chosen profession.....law enforcement.