mission of the San José-Evergreen District Police Department, in
partnership with the community, is to deliver quality service with
commitment, compassion, and professionalism. This provides a safe and
secure environment, ensuring a better quality of life. We accomplish
this through knowledge, integrity, and high ethical standards.
A VISION FOR THE SAN JOSÉ-EVERGREEN DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT
It is our Vision as the San José-Evergreen District Police Department to preserve a high quality of life and serve the needs of the District and College communities as we carry out our duties. We will function at our best at all times to become the premier law enforcement agency and a model for Departments of comparable size and service level.
To accomplish our Vision it will be necessary to continually recruit, hire and train quality members of the community to serve the ever expanding needs placed upon us with an emphasis on “Making a Difference” with each and every contact.
As management, we are committed to creatively providing the resources for our employees to be successful as they deliver a service that must be tough on crime and yet compassionate in the treatment of victims and the recipients of our service.
As we meet the challenges of the 21st century and a growing community, we will constantly look for ways to continuously improve our service delivery through process enhancement, technology and innovative communication skills. This will require openness to new ideas as well as commitment to our Mission, Principles and Values.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Police Services provides police patrols and services whenever classes are in session as well as holidays and
weekends. San José-Evergreen District Police Officers are vested with full law enforcement powers and
responsibilities, identical to the local police or sheriff in your home community. The officers are trained at accredited
police academies and receive additional training in first aid, firearms, defensive tactics, legal updates, evidence
gathering, traffic investigations, as outlined by Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. The District
maintains a mutual aid policy with the San José Police Department for after-hours incidents and to provide assistance
in situations which Police Services does not have proper equipment, expertise and/or staffing.
District Police Officers are responsible for a full range of public safety services, including all crime reports,
investigations, medical emergencies, fire emergencies, traffic accidents, enforcement of laws regulating underage
drinking, possession of alcohol on campus, and the use of controlled substances, weapons, gambling and all other
incidents requiring police assistance.
Police Services have access to all criminal justice automated information systems and routinely share information on
criminal investigations with the San José Police Department, the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office, and other relevant law
enforcement agencies. The serial numbers of property that has been stolen from the campuses is reported through the
National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Statistical information regarding crimes on the campuses is reported to the
California Department of Justice (DOJ).