Guiding Principles

Sheriff's Patch

VISION
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is committed to provide high quality public safety services to our constituents to create an environment in which all may enjoy optimum quality of life and economic prosperity.

MISSION
The mission of the Sacramento Sheriff's Department is the protection of life and property, the preservation of the public peace and the enforcement of the law in partnership with our communities. To accomplish our mission, we dedicate ourselves to service with concern.

VALUES

Concern for our community:
  • Protect and serve our diverse community to the best of our ability
  • Treat all with candor, empathy and respect
  • Be accountable to the public trust
  • Develop strength through partnerships and collaboration
Concern for our duties:
  • Provide an individualized and innovative approach to each situation
  • Act with courage in the face of adversity
  • Lead through exemplary conduct, appearance and demeanor
  • Strive for excellence through self-improvement, education and training
Concern for our fellow employees:
  • Treat each other with respect, courtesy and fairness
  • Encourage and accept the flow of communication
  • Ensure positive recognition and encouragement of all employees
  • Be a reliable teammate
Concern for our profession:
  • Maintain ethical behavior both on and off the job
  • Serve with honesty, loyalty and integrity
  • Recognize the legacy created by our actions
  • Respect the history and traditions of our agency