The Dighton Police Department’s mission is to maintain peace and tranquility, prevent crime, preserve order and protect the rights, lives and property of all people.
The members of our Department shall respond to our society’s changing needs through training, community interaction and commitment to enhance the community’s quality of life. We will hold ourselves accountable and to the highest standards of professional ethics.
We shall be dedicated to provide the community with the highest quality of law enforcement services available as we continue to strive to improve the community’s awareness of public safety through our proactive efforts against crime, violence and fear as well as situations and conditions that prove unfavorable to our Town’s general welfare.
The Dighton Police Department continues to seek the support of the community in which we take great pride in serving and base all of our relationships on the belief that the public and police can work together as one.
Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (SEMLEC)
The Dighton Police Department is a proud member of SEMLEC.
SEMLEC is a mutual aid consortium comprised of resources from the police departments of 30 cities and towns. We respond when requested by a chief of police to assist with search and rescue, special events, or major crimes. We also draw on some of the most talented police officers in the region to form the SEMLEC SWAT Team, which deploys when needed to save lives and protect the citizens of southeastern Massachusetts. Our members are all sworn police officers from one of the 30 member communities. Our units respond only when called by one of the 30 chiefs of police in our region.