Our guiding organizational principle is, “Mission First, People Always”
Mission First defines our purpose. Our Mission is simple in words but complex in practice; to make La Palma the safest city in America. We foster an organizational philosophy of being public servants, people of action driven by and united around a noble cause. We safeguard lives and property to enhance the quality life for everyone in the community.
People Always defines the Department’s method for accomplishing our mission. We are a principle centered organization that practices on a daily basis the concepts of internal and external customer service. Principles such as integrity and compassion drive our focus, which is to serve the community of La Palma in an effective, personable, and just manner.