‘Serving with integrity, fairness and respect’ is our mission at the Beaumont Police Department. Achieving this mission is about ensuring that the people who work for our department uphold the values of the service, strive to do the right thing in all situations and have the confidence of the public. It is about how well we make decisions, deal with situations and treat people day in and day out. Is it always easy to do? No, it’s not. But that’s the standard we strive for every day and the pledge we make to you. It’s the promise each officer makes every day when he/she kisses the family goodbye and heads out for the task of protecting and serving our community. It’s not a pledge taken lightly by officers of the Beaumont Police Department.
The Department’s Annual Report is offered to provide you a glimpse into our operations. In 2016 and is a testament to our officers’ hard work to maintain these high standards of service.
Of particular note in 2016 was our promotion of three Captains responsible for more streamlined operations and improved oversight of the 260 sworn personnel of the Department. These changes, coupled with other promotions within the ranks and a robust field training program for new hires, generates an environment for continued growth and constantly improving performance. Another major improvement was our acquisition of oversight of the city’s 911/Dispatch Call Center. This transition allows the Department a better opportunity to monitor and manage our response to citizens who call for assistance. In 2016 we also maintained strong working relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to share resources and more effectively fight crime region-wide.
In addition to shoring up our internal operations, we continued our effort to keep lines of communication open with the community. As such, we conducted numerous community forums and attended every neighborhood association meeting held within the city. We also held informal meetings in local restaurants and coffee shops where we met citizens face-to-face to hear their concerns and solicit ideas for solutions to the problems that face our city. In this report you will see a number of citizen-driven initiatives that demonstrate the power of citizen/police engagement.
It is an honor to serve as your Chief of Police and to work alongside the talented, brave men and women of this department to serve our community with integrity, fairness and respect. We look forward to continuing our commitment to provide premiere law enforcement services 24 hours, seven days a week, year round.
James P. Singletary
Chief of Police
Beaumont Police Department