Mission, Vision & Values


Our 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, we strive 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.

Our comprehensive efforts include effective:

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


We base our policing practices on the principles of service, ethics, professionalism and diversity. As police officers entrusted with the authority to maintain the public peace, we will not compromise our values.


We value the privilege to serve our community effectively and equitably. We respect the importance of a combined crime prevention alliance and the opportunity to provide a united policing effort.


We value honesty and integrity, and will demonstrate these values in all of our actions. We are 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.


We value commitment, responsibility and clear direction. We achieve professionalism through teamwork, creativity and continual self-improvement.


We value our differences and acknowledge that our unique backgrounds bring strength to our organization and community. We strive to reflect the community we 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. We willingly accept this responsibility and hold ourselves accountable for its accomplishment.

Policies & Procedures

UCSF Police Department General Orders

Use of Force Policy (PDF format)

UCSF Police Department Policies & Procedures (PDF format)