Message from the Chief
Thanks for visiting the Hopland Tribal Police Department section. The men and women of this department are humbled and honored to serve the citizens of the Hopland Tribe. We are committed to serving the community while protecting the rights of all people regardless of their race, ethnicity ,gender , socioeconomic status or life situation. Consistent with this commitment, the Department’s vision, mission, and core values, in concert with the law enforcement code ethnics and the department’s management principles, reflect the guiding philosophy of the Hopland Tribal Police Department.
It is the vision of the Hopland Tribal Police Department to, as closely as possible, achieve a community free from crime and public disorder.
It is the mission of the Hopland Tribal Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do this with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards and act in concert with the community and the rest of the Criminal Justice System.
We, as members of the Hopland Tribal Police Department, are committed to the following Core Values in providing the people of the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians with personalized and effective service:
We value honesty and integrity. We expect all members of the Hopland Tribal Police Department to have strength of character, maintain exemplary conduct and carry out their duties with high moral and ethical standards.
We value the cultural diversity within our Community and within our Department. We treat members of the Community and members of our department with respect while being objective and impartial. We respect the civil and human rights of all individuals. We do not act selectively towards individuals based upon their race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, or belief.
We value the partnerships we form with all members of our Community. We encourage and appreciate their participation in addressing contemporary issues in our Community. We always strive to understand their interests and concerns. The Hopland Tribal Police Department’s perspective in our partnership with the Community should always represent the collective concern of the people of the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians. Together we progressively work toward the common goal of improving the quality of life and reducing crime.
We value a strong work ethic. We do not accept mediocrity. Through a team effort and inspired leadership, we use innovation and creativity to proactively address contemporary issues in our Community. We recognize that every employee of our Department has specific and unique strengths that can contribute to the furtherance of our goals and we always encourage and expect their input. We work with courage and commitment to make a positive contribution to our Community.
We value a reverence for all laws. We recognize that our civil and just society is founded upon the principle of the Rule of Law. No individual is above the law and all individuals are accountable to it. It is therefore critical that we obey the letter and support the spirit of the law. We recognize the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians Tribal Constitution and the United States Constitution as the Supreme Law of our Land and we are sworn to uphold it.
For more information: Oscar Sepulveda (Tribal Police) -707.472.2100 ext.-1607