Chief Kyle Kroll needed a way to convey the ideals and principles that characterize and guide each South Orange Police Officer in a manner that would be rapid, memorable, and motivating. Chief Kroll devised the acronym, P.R.O.U.D:
The South Orange Police Department is a dynamic, full-service police organization committed to providing the highest level of service and protection to South Orange Village. Each of our police professionals is dedicated to making a positive difference in the community. At the forefront of our efforts is our philosophy of community policing and citizen safety. We practice community-based policing and value partnerships with citizens, businesses, and community organizations.