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Mission Statement & Organizational Values


The City of Visalia Police Department has been established to preserve the public peace, prevent crime, detect & arrest violators of the law, protect life & property, & enforce criminal laws of the State of California & Ordinances of the City of Visalia.


The Visalia Police Department has a recognized set of values that operate within the organization. We see these not as the dictate of one individual group, but as a set of shared common beliefs. These shared values provide a common cause for all employees of the organization.

Integrity - Professionalism requires impeccable honesty, integrity, & respect. As a practical matter, ethical conduct cannot be assured by written policies, codes or oaths. It must be an integral part of the organization, a deeply ingrained tradition that assures citizens that questionable practices do not exist.

Service - Quality delivery of service is both a personal & organizational commitment. The Department will make every effort to deliver professional quality service to its citizens as it deals with problems of crime & public safety. We are committed to working toward improving the quality of life for our families & our community.

Fiscal Responsibility - The Department is dedicated to managing its resources in a careful & efficient manner so that there is maximum return from each dollar spent.

Our People -  The Department must strive to attract & maintain high quality personnel capable of working in the highly complex area of law enforcement. Our organization wants employees to enjoy their work & to be proud of their achievements. We are proud of the people we have in our organization, their performance, & their dedication to their jobs. Success within the organization depends upon relationships based on dignity, mutual respect, support, & accountability among all individuals.

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