Most large organizations that are successful have a basic set of principles that draw their members together. To bring together a large and diverse group of people to serve and protect the city of San Antonio, we have defined a vision, mission and guiding principles that are unique to the SAPD. Take a moment to read what guides us and makes us proud to be police officers in San Antonio.
To be the premier law enforcement agency by building trust, creating partnerships and sharing leadership within the SAPD and the community for a safer San Antonio.
The San Antonio Police Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life by creating a safe environment in partnership with the people we serve. We act with integrity to reduce fear and crime while treating all with respect, compassion and fairness.
- Integrity. We hold ourselves accountable and demand the highest level of ethical and moral standards from all. We are role models, acting with courage and building trust within the organization and the community.
- Respect. Mutual respect is the foundation for every interaction. We value diversity and encourage open communication by treating everyone with dignity and fairness.
- Compassion. Compassion guides our actions as we care for one another. We treat people with kindness and respect while working for the benefit of all.
- Fairness. We are committed to consistently treating people in a courteous and impartial manner.