Mission Statement and Organizational Values

Mission Statement

“The men and women of the Delano Police Department are dedicated to provide the highest quality of service to our community by promoting a safe environment through community policing with emphasis on integrity, fairness, dignity, and respect.”

Organizational Values

The men and women of the Delano Police Department recognize our contribution to the quality of life and a safe environment in our community through the provision of professional law enforcement services. We will meet the challenge of providing these services by basing our thoughts and actions on the following shared values as the foundation of our organization.

Service to our Community

We value the opportunity to provide fair, courteous, responsive and effective law enforcement in order to continually improve the quality of life of the community. We value the members of our community as partners and indispensable resources in a combined policing effort.


We value candor, honesty, and ethical behavior in 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.

Respect for Diversity

We are aware of and value human diversity. We are committed to ensure that persons are not discriminated against because of race, religion, culture, disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation.

Responsibility & Accountability

We value and accept the full scope of our responsibilities and are accountable for our own actions—being willing to admit our errors and learn from them. We have a responsibility to the department, community, and our profession to ensure our behavior earns their support and trust. We will make maximum effective use of resources and demonstrate fiscal responsibility.


We value the spirit of professionalism, having a clear sense of commitment, perspective, and direction through constant self-evaluation. Our professionalism is reflected by our demeanor, personal and organizational competence and excellence in caring for our community. We are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of the law enforcement profession.

Recognition & Reward

We value an atmosphere which recognizes, rewards, and encourages creativity, innovation, teamwork, and mutual respect. We acknowledge and appreciate commitment to quality performance and recognize the accomplishments of both our department and each individual who contributes to its success.

Pride & Enjoyment of our Profession

We value our work and believe it to be a source of enjoyment and satisfaction. We take pride in being an integral part of the community. We do not take ourselves so seriously that we fail to have some fun doing what we choose to do - serving the Law Enforcement Profession with the Delano Police Department.