Chief of Police
A Message from the Office of Chief of Police
Welcome to the Office of Chief of Police. The Essex Police Department is a community oriented, full-service police department.
Our department provides Administrative, Patrol, Investigative, Crime Prevention, Dispatching and Emergency Management services.
We are here to provide you with the finest police service available at the least possible cost. Please call us if we can be of service.
Please review our Mission Statement that reflects our commitment to quality policing.
We believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We are committed to providing high quality, community -oriented police services with sensitivity, protecting constitutional rights, problem solving, teamwork, openness, continuous improvement in providing leadership to the police profession.
Furthermore, it is the purpose of the Essex Police Department to uphold the law fairly and firmly, to pursue and to bring to justice those who break the law, to keep the peace, to protect, help and reassure our citizens and do all this with integrity, common sense and sound judgement.
The Essex Police Department must be compassionate, courteous, and patient, acting without fear or favor or prejudice to the rights of others. We need to be professional, calm and restrained in the face of violence and apply only that force which is necessary to accomplish our lawful duty.
We must strive, so far as we can, to reflect the priorities of our community in the action we take. We must respond to well founded criticism with a willingness to change.
We are also anxious to know how we are doing, so we encourage you to give us your comments and suggestions. Email Chief Rick Garey with your comments, questions or suggestions about your community's police department and/or our web page.
You can also email the Essex Webmaster with questions, comments, or suggestions about this page.