MISSION, VISION, VALUES AND POLICIES
We provide the highest quality public safety services in an effort to make San Diego the safest urban county in the nation.
OUR ORGANIZATIONAL VISION
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.
OUR CORE VALUES
|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.|
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The main Sheriff’s Manual of Policies and Procedures is divided between policy sections and procedural sections. Policies are relatively short statements compelling or prohibiting certain actions. Procedural statements go into greater detail about how certain processes should be carried out. For the most complete understanding of a topic, please review both the policy and its identically numbered procedure.