Mission, Vision, Values Statements
It is the mission of the Westminster Police Department to protect the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce crime, and to enhance the quality of life in our community with commitment, compassion and integrity.
To safely and effectively police our diverse community with honor, courage, commitment, loyalty and the trust we have been given by those we serve.
Honesty & Integrity
Honesty is truth, fairness and the straightforwardness of personal conduct. It is the adherence to the facts and dedication to truthfulness in doing what’s right, legally and morally. Integrity is a quality you develop by adhering to moral principles. It requires that you do and say nothing that deceives others. As your integrity grows, so does the trust others place in you.
Put the welfare of the Community, the Westminster Police Department and your team before your own. Selfless service is larger than just one person. In serving your community, you are doing your duty loyally without thought of recognition or gain. The basic building blocks of selfless service are the commitment of each team member to go a little further, endure a little longer, and look a little closer to see how he or she can add to the effort.
Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, California Constitution, and the policies of the Westminster Police Department. Bearing true faith and allegiance is a matter of believing in and devoting yourself to something or someone other than yourself. A loyal Officer is one who supports the mission and the team. By wearing the uniform of the Westminster Police Department you are expressing your loyalty. And by doing your share, you show your loyalty to the team.
We must solemnly value the trust that has been placed in us by those we are sworn to serve, and we are committed to holding ourselves to a higher standard of accountability to continually earn their trust each and every day.
Treat all people as they should be treated. Respect is what allows us to appreciate the best in other people no matter who they are. Respect is also trusting that your fellow officers have done their jobs and fulfilled their duty. Self-respect is a vital ingredient of our team which results from knowing you have put forth your best effort every day. The Westminster Police Department is one team and each of us has something to contribute.