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Police Team

 

 Marc Schneider

MARC SCHNEIDER

Chief of Police

(805) 928-3781 extension 2272
City Fax: (805) 922-0877
1111 W. Betteravia Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455
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* Do not use e-mail to report crimes or incidents in progress. 

 Please Note: E-mails are only periodically monitored Monday through Friday during normal business hours,
and should not be considered as an emergency contact for the Police Department.

 

Mission Statement

In partnership with the community, we will provide impartial, ethical, and professional law enforcement services. We will take a leadership role in forming collaborative community efforts to find long-term solutions for the reduction of crime through prevention. We will strive to maintain the trust, understanding, and confidence of our residents, while working to improve the quality of life.

         

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These Are Our Values

Our mission will be accomplished while remaining dedicated to the following principles:

RESPECT: We will honor the individual worth and contributions of each member of our organization.

INTEGRITY: We will not compromise our moral and ethical principles.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We will accept responsibility for our decisions and actions.

HONESTY: We will be forthright and truthful.

FAIRNESS: We will treat everyone in an equitable and dignified manner.

EMPATHY: We will be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others and to the cultural diversity of our community.

Law Enforcement Code Of Ethics

As A Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restrain; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...law enforcement.

2021-22 Goals and Objectives

  1. Complete the Department's three-Year Strategic Plan and begin the process of implementation, to  address leveraging technologies, crime reduction, and community engagement. 

  2. As a crime deterrent, and to aid law enforcement in criminal investigations, install Automated License Plate Readers in strategic locations on various streets.

  3. Create a workgroup focusing on recruitment, retention and professional development of Police Department employees. 

  4. Promote Department employee health and wellness by enhancing the Peer Support Program and creating a Wellness Committee focusing on physical, mental and financial health.

  5. Increase training and focus on de-escalation and crisis intervention strategies to include mental health and implicit bias training.

  6. Explore when feasible software and procedural solutions to create a web-based reporting portal for community members to report low-level incidents with no suspect information.

  7. As part of the Smart City Safe City initiative, deploy contemporary, innovative technological solutions to meet the needs of the community and seek feedback on services provided.

  8. Enhance the Department webpages to improve recruitment and to increase transparency.

  9. Enhance training training among public safety dispatchers in the use of the Everbridge mass notification system.

  10. Enhance community engagement by including community stakeholders as oral board panelists in the hiring and promotional selection process of the Police Department.

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