Mission & Vision

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Mission Statement

The University Police Department endeavors to promote a safe environment in a manner that is fair, transparent, and respectful. We recognize the value in collaborating with our diverse community to improve the quality of life for those who live, work, study, or visit San Diego State University.  


Employing effective policing strategies and cultivating community partnerships while honoring the past, present, and future needs of our diverse community.


  • Environment

  • Engagement

  • Education

  • Enforcement 

  • Empowerment 

  • Empathy 

"Establishing strong community relationships and sustaining community dialogue are core pillars of policing within an organization. The San Diego State University Police Department's safety and policing philosophy is based on the six E’s of public safety. We are committed to enhancing public safety initiatives while cultivating a climate of service, care, and belonging." - Chief Gregory L. Murphy