- The Vision of the Cal State San Marcos Police Department is to be the finest police agency of its kind.
- To protect our campus community above all else
- To practice community policing through maximum involvement with our campus community
- To control and prevent crime proactively and innovatively
- To provide excellent customer service that is responsive and professional at all times
- To provide a welcoming environment through innovative parking solutions
- To save lives and protect property through emergency management
- Campus Safety - We ensure a safe learning environment by being omnipresent, responding quickly to emergencies, and providing professional service upon arrival.
- Personal Safety - We cannot help others if we are incapacitated.
- Honesty, integrity, and ethics- We demonstrate "character in action" at all times. It is the foundation of our department.
- Customer service- We are known for excellence in customer service, and provide it daily
- Organizational and personal excellence- We give our best with every citizen contact, and we develop tomorrow's leaders today.
- Respect - We show respect for all persons, for each other, and for this organization.
- Positive Work Environment- We combine dedicated service with an atmosphere where people are encouraging and enjoy their work.
- Accountability- We put our university first; we take responsibility for mistakes, and follow a path of continuous improvement. We are a team, and we do not let our teammates down.
- Collaboration - We value input from inside and outside the department, always seeking the best resolution to all challenges.