Core Department Values

DPS Officers

Courteous Vigilance is the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s motto and guiding principle, which reflects the pride of the Department.  We provide quality, reliable and respectful service to the citizens of Arizona while being vigilant in the enforcement of the laws of the state.

The following are our core values, supporting the tradition of Courteous Vigilance:

  • Justice:
    We embrace the qualities of fairness, equality, and quickness in protecting the rights of the people we serve.

  • Undaunted Commitment:

    We demonstrate moral and physical courage, vigilance and diligence in duty performance.

  • Service:

    We deliver exceptional service assistance through teamwork and cooperation.

  • Trust:
    We strive to earn and keep the confidence of the people we serve through truthfulness, communication and reliability.

  • Integrity:
    We are honest, factual and accountable while being an example of excellence on and off duty.

  • Courtesy:

    We are respectful and polite to everyone.

  • Empathy:

    We are compassionate and respectful in all that we do.