Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission Statement


We are committed to making Santa Rosa a safe place to live, work and play.

Vision


The Santa Rosa Police Department will be recognized as the standard of excellence in policing. Internally, every employee will believe the Santa Rosa Police Department is a great place to work.

The community will believe the Santa Rosa Police Department is a proactive, progressive and professional organization committed to making Santa Rosa a safe place to live, work and play.
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Values


Values - Guiding principles that articulate the culture of an organization (how we want to work together).

Positive Attitude


  • Enthusiasm for coming to work
  • Fun
  • It’s a choice
  • It’s contagious
  • It’s a manager’s responsibility

Excellence & Quality in All That We Do


  • Creativity and Innovation come into play
  • Professional pride
  • This is how we build our reputation
  • This is our product

Accountability


  • To each other
  • To the organization
  • To the profession
  • To the community
  • It starts with us

Integrity & Ethical Behavior


  • Do the “right thing” at the right time
  • It’s the core of everything we do
  • Personal and professional pride

Clear Direction


  • All levels of management
  • Shared responsibility for clarity
  • With limited resources, this is a must

Team Work


  • Achieving more through partnerships
  • Hierarchical responsibility versus shared responsibility
  • We are on the same team
  • We are part of a system
  • We need to know and understand our role in this system

Collaboration


  • With the community
  • With other agencies
  • With other Departments
  • With each other

Learning


  • Individual and team roles
  • Learning organization
  • Must constantly be looking at ways of improving
  • Status quo is not an option