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Posted on: November 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Atherton Police Deploy GPS Technology as a Crime Fighting Tool


The Atherton Department of Police has launched a new program which utilizes GPS technology to combat property crimes.

The program uses GPS tracking devices attached to decoy property.  When a criminal moves the decoy property, officers are immediately notified of the location and start tracking in real time to catch the thieves in the act.

During the approaching holiday season, it is common for property crimes to increase.  The launch of this program is very timely, and it will allow our officers the enhanced ability to effectively deter and prevent crime in our Town.

You can participate in this program by having the decoy property placed at your residence.  For more details and information, please contact Detective Sergeant Taylor at 650-752-0511 or

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