Office of the Chief of Police

San Jose Police Department
Vision, Mission and Values Statements


The San Jose Police Department is a dynamic, progressive and professional organization dedicated to maintaining community partnerships which promote a high quality of life for the City's diverse population. The Department is committed to treating all people with dignity, fairness and respect, protecting their rights and providing equal protection under the law.


  • To Promote public safety
  • To prevent, suppress, and investigate crimes
  • To provide emergency and non-emergency services
  • To create and maintain strong community partnerships
  • To adapt a multidisciplinary approach to solving community problems
  • To develop and promote a diverse, professional workforce

ValuesBadge surrounded by the words, Integrity, Service, Courage, Innovation,Respect, Excellence and Diversity

  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Service
  • Innovation
  • Respect
  • Diversity
  • Excellence


The City of San José is committed to open and honest government and strives to consistently meet the community's expectations by
providing excellent service, in a positive and timely manner, and in the full view of the public. Read more about the City Code of Ethics.