Mission / Vision Statement

The Whittier Police Department is committed to provide community safety through quality service, committed employees and partnerships.

Value Statement

The Whittier Police Department recognizes that our contribution to the quality of life and safe environment in our community is through the provision of professional law enforcement services.  We will meet the challenge of providing these services by basing our thoughts and action on the following shared values:

Service to our Community

We value the opportunity to provide service in a manner which is fair, courteous, responsive and efficient.  An attitude of respect and the protection of the worth, dignity and rights of all we service is the foundation of our law enforcement organization.


We value candor, honesty and ethical behavior in the members of our department.  We are committed to uphold our positions of trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards as set forth in the code of professional conduct for California peace officers and the law enforcement code of ethics.

Responsibility and Accountability

We value the need for effective use of our resources and open lines of communications with our citizens.  We will be responsible for our actions, willing to admit our mistakes and ensure that our behavior earns the support and trust of all segments of the public.


We value having a clear sense of commitment, perspective and direction.  They are developed by creating an environment that encourages teamwork, innovation and constant evaluation.  The professional attitude is dedicated to quality, timeliness and excellence in our service to the community.


We believe our teamwork to be a source of enjoyment and satisfaction.  We are proud of our accomplishments as an integral part of the community.