Ethical behavior is the cornerstone of public trust. For any police department to maintain such trust, it must constantly demonstrate that its partnership with the community will be fair, objective and securely rooted in consistently applied ethical principals. Members of the Pasadena Police Department are expected to demonstrate, through words and deeds, that the best interest of the public is always in the forefront of their decisions. The principal of the Pasadena Way serves as the the Pasadena Police Department's compass to ethical behavior. When an employee enters through the front doors of the Pasadena Police Department, they enter into the world of service to others. Their entire purpose is to serve the community. The delivery of this service hinges on the values the organization has founded and taught to each employee. For the Pasadena Police Department, the implementation of Values Based Policing is the next evolutionary step - a continuation and further enhancement of the Pasadena Way. The "Pasadena Way" contains guidelines of expected treatment and service to the community. The "Mission Statement" outlines our goals. The "Vision Statement" shows where we are going. Excellence, Innovation and Integrity is how we are going to accomplish our goals.
The Pasadena Police Department is dedicated to excellence as a world class public safety agency. We are committed to establishing an environment in which members of the department and community thrive. We seek to be a catalyst for positive change through persistent, personalized and cost effective use of public safety resources. By embracing the values of pride, professionalism and integrity we remain committed to maintaining the public trust.
We dedicate ourselves to becoming part of the community through improved communication, mutual setting of priorities and a shared commitment to community policing. Together, our efforts will set the standard for policing in the 21st century.
We seek to improve the quality of life for all residents of Pasadena through a proactive team approach to timely and innovative interventions in community problems. We recognize that our employees are our most treasured asset and the cornerstone of our department's success. We value the diverse and unique contributions made by police employees, residents and businesses to the common goal of public safety.
The Pasadena Police Department will be a world class agency based upon a foundation of public trust, and dedicated to keeping the public in public safety. The department will serve as a beacon of excellence and innovation as we come forward to the 21st century. By fostering an atmosphere of partnership, we will embody a shared purpose with our community and our employees. We are committed to excellence developed through pride, setting the standard, and earning a reputation for providing effective, caring, and courteous service. We will capitalize on our strengths as a diverse community and work force to make this vision a reality.