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About SDPD


"To maintain peace and order by providing the highest quality police services."


"A Police Department whose employees feel valued, works together in community partnerships to be a model of excellence in policing and fosters the highest level of public trust and safety."


Goal 1: Improve Quality of Life for All

  • Reduce violent crime through prevention, and the identification/apprehension of criminal offenders.
  • Improve priority call response times.
  • Ensure effective policing by addressing command and community priorities.

Goal 2: Ensure Accountability to High Standards of Performance, Ethics and Professional Conduct

  • Require professional and ethical behavior by employees.
  • Achieve sound decision making through the application of Procedural Justice.
  • Empower and develop the workforce to achieve excellence.
  • Support an informed and trained workforce.

Goal 3: Strive for Continuous Improvement in Efficiency and Effectiveness

  • Ensure continuous improvement of operations by identifying best practices in policing, new technology and equipment.
  • Effectively utilize and manage our resources.
  • Efficiently manage staffing levels.

If you have additional questions about San Diego Police Department Recruiting, see the Frequently Asked Questions, call (619) 531-COPS (2677) or email [email protected].

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