Our Uniform and Strategic Plan:
Our Strategic Plan lays out the foundation for how far the SASP and LSPD have come and the direction it will continue to take to ensure that we strive for over the next several years.
Our Mission Statement:
The SASP and the LSPD are a dedicated, diverse and professional group of people that are committed to working with the community to make our Island a safe and desirable place to live, work or visit. Our mission is to partner with the community to solve problems and improve public safety in a manner that is fair, impartial, transparent, and consistent.
Integrity – The SASP and LSPD are committed to enforcing the laws and preserving order and property. We are truthful, honest, and are consistent in our word and actions. We exercise our discretion in a manner that is beyond reproach.
Professionalism – We treat our citizens and our fellow officers with courtesy and respect. We understand that our words, demeanor, and appearance enstow our citizens confidence in us. The SASP and LSPD are responsive to the community, and deliver services quickly and efficiently.
Fairness and Impartiality – The SASP and LSPD go about our duties with fairness, restraint, and impartiality. We work with our citizens to continually understand and overcome violence, shootings and robberies that occur in our state. We understand that our actions, combined with the way we treat members our citizens, contributes to our “legitimacy” in the eyes of the of our citizens.
Teamwork – The SASP and LSPD work together as one organization in carrying out the mission of the departments; our respective subdivisions do not act as distinct “silos” from one another. As individual members of the police force, we work collectively to solve problems and are respectful to one other and serve the community.
Efficiency – The SASP and LSPD are constantly updated and trained with standard procedures, legal issues, and innovative topics in policing through daily and weekly trainings. We exercise rigor in thinking strategically about identifying trends, exploring interesting solutions, and solving any problems that may come up on our streets.