Mission and Values

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The University of San Diego Department of Public Safety is committed to the support of the University's greater mission of excellence in education and service to the community.

As an integral part of the University, we pledge ourselves to a continuing partnership with the campus community to provide a safe and secure environment through community based public safety.

We will achieve our goals by service to the community that reflects respect for the law, dignity of all persons and pride in our profession.



Service to Our Community

People in our campus community are our most important customers. Our motto: "Committed to Safety Through Education " is not just a slogan it is our way of life. We pledge to work in partnership with the USD community and do our best to provide for its public safety needs.

Commitment to Integrity

Integrity is our standard. We are proud of our profession and will conduct ourselves in a manner that merits the respect of all people. We will demonstrate honest, ethical behavior in all our interactions. We must have the courage to always do what is right.

Respect for People

The dignity of mankind is a value that we treasure. We believe in treating all people with respect. We show concern for the victims of crime and treat violators of the law with fairness at all times.

Commitment to Leadership

Managers, supervisors and team leaders need to be leaders in their areas of responsibility. Making certain that our values become part of our day to day work life is our mandate. We encourage our employees to submit ideas, we listen to their suggestions, and we help them develop to their maximum potential.