Our Mission

The mission of the Tiburon Police Department is to promote and maintain public safety and order under law.

The objectives of the Tiburon Police Department are:

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Crime Prevention

To minimize the occurrence of crime

Crime Control

To maximize police knowledge or crime; successfully close reported crimes; maximize adherence to constitutional safeguards, present all relevant facts to, and participate as required in, the judicial process; and to recover and return crime-related stolen property.

Conflict Resolution

To minimize disorder resulting from interpersonal and intergroup conflict and from personal stress and disorganization, subsequent to police intervention.


To maximize the level and quality of those police services authorized or required by Federal, State, and/or local governments provided to the community and/or local governments.


To maximize the achievement of those objectives which facilitate the fulfillment of the primary responsibilities of the police and their parent government.

Value Statement

Organizational Values Statement

We of the Tiburon 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 the 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, gender or sexual orientation.

Responsibility and 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 and 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 In and 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 Tiburon Police Department.