We provide the highest quality public safety services in an effort to make San Diego the safest urban county in the nation.

We earn the respect and the confidence of the public as a professional public safety organization. We are innovative and responsive to the needs of those we serve and work in partnership with our communities. We attract and retain highly competent and diverse employees.

  HONESTY We are truthful in our words and in our actions.
  INTEGRITY As people of character and principle, we do what is right, even when no one is looking.
  LOYALTY We are loyal to our department and our profession and committed to protecting the quality of life in the communities we serve.
  TRUST We are confident in the integrity, the ability and the good character of our colleagues.
  RESPECT We treat everyone with dignity, honoring the rights of all individuals.
  FAIRNESS We are just and impartial in all of our interactions.  Our decisions are made without personal favoritism.
  DIVERSITY We embrace the strength in the diversity of our employees and our communities.