Mission, Vision, and Values

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Our mission is to make the City of Pacific a safe place to live, work and play. 


The Pacific Police Department will be recognized as the standard of excellence in small-city policing.

  • Internally, every employee will believe the Pacific Police Department is a great place to work.
  • The community will believe the Pacific Police Department is a proactive, progressive and professional organization committed to making our city a safe place to live, work and play. 

The guiding principles that articulate the culture of an organization and describe how we want to work together. 

Positive Attitude

  • Enthusiasm for coming to work
  • Fun
  • It’s contagious
  • It’s a personal choice
  • It’s a shared responsibility

 Excellence & Quality in All That We Do

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Professional pride
  • This is how we build our reputation
  • This is our product


  • To each other
  • To the organization
  • To the profession
  • To the community
  • It starts with us

 Integrity & Ethical Behavior

  • Do the “right thing” at the right time
  • It’s the core of everything we do
  • Personal and professional pride

 Clear Direction

  • All levels of management
  • Shared responsibility for clarity
  • With limited resources, this is a must

 Team Work

  • Achieving more through partnerships
  • Hierarchical responsibility versus shared responsibility
  • We are on the same team
  • We are part of a system
  • We need to know and understand our role in this system


  • Individual and team roles
  • We are a learning organization
  • Must constantly be looking at ways of improving
  • Status quo is not an option
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