You are the chief of the Anytown Police Department. A newly-elected city council requests a mission statement from the police department. Address the following questions in your response:
What are the key elements of a mission statement?
Why are mission statements important?
Do mission statements really serve a purpose?
Should the community have input into the creation of the mission statement?
What does it say about an agency if the mission statement of that agency changes from one chief to the next?