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Unbiased Policing Commitment

The South Hadley Police Department has a long standing reputation of providing impartial and unbiased policing to the South Hadley Community.    As members of the South Hadley community, most of our police officers raised in South Hadley and still reside here, we serve our community with the strong belief that community members having contact with our agency will be treated in a fair, impartial, equitable, and objective manner, in accordance with law, and without consideration of their individual demographics.  

The SHPD’s Unbiased Policing policy is an emphasize of our commitment to unbiased, equitable treatment of all persons.  The purpose of this policy is to reaffirm our commitment to unbiased policing, to provide guidelines for officers and civilian staff to prevent such occurrences, to protect officers and personnel when they act within the law and Department policy from unwarranted accusations.  This policy also reinforces procedures that serve to assure the public that we are providing professional law enforcement service and enforcing laws in an equitable manner. Questions regarding our Unbiased Policing Policy should be forwarded to the Chief of Police, Jennifer Gundersen.

View or download the South Hadley Police Unbiased Policing Policy here.

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