The Santa Monica Police Department is charged with providing safety and service to the community of Santa…More Monica.
The missions of the department are to reduce crime, improve the quality of life, be respectful, ethical and compassionate and collaborate with the community and other partners to forge new solutions to making the city more safe.
The department's stated values are caring, honesty, integrity, loyalty, respect, service orientation and trust.
Santa Monica Police Department is led by Timothy J. Jackman, who was appointed to the position of Chief of Police in December 2006. Other executive staff includes Captain/Chief of Staff Alfonso Venegas, Captain Wendell Shirley, Captain Daniel Salerno and Acting Captain Hector Cavazos.