Mission, Vision & Values


UCSF Police Department's overriding mission is to enhance the safety and quality of life for students, faculty and staff across the UCSF system. By working in partnership with the community, UCSF PD strives to promote public safety and crime prevention through education and enforcement; to maintain public order while preserving the legal rights of all individuals; to provide efficient and courteous service; and to reduce the impact of crime.

UCSF Police Department's comprehensive efforts include effective:

  • Crime prevention and suppression
  • Victim support and assistance
  • Infrastructure protection
  • Community education and awareness
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Traffic safety


UCSF Police Department bases policing practices on the principles of service, ethics, professionalism and diversity. As police officers entrusted with the authority to maintain the public peace, the UCSF PD will not compromise on its values.


UCSF Police Department values the privilege to serve the community effectively and equitably. UCSF PD respects the importance of a combined crime prevention alliance and the opportunity to provide a united policing effort.


UCSF Police Department values honesty and integrity, and will demonstrate these values in all of its actions. UCSF PD is accountable for maintaining the public’s trust with the highest ethical standards and adherence to department policy, as well as local, state and federal law.


UCSF Police Department values commitment, responsibility and clear direction. UCSF PD achieves professionalism through teamwork, creativity and continual self-improvement.


UCSF Police Department values differences and acknowledge that unique backgrounds bring strength to the organization and community. UCSF PD strives to reflect the community its serve and respect the skills, knowledge and abilities of one another.


The UCSF Police Department strives to provide a crime-free and safe environment through strategic policing, integrity, respect and strong community partnerships. UCSF PD willingly accepts this responsibility and holds itself accountable for its accomplishment.