The Atherton Police Department needs your help in crime detection and prevention by taking part in registering your camera in our dispatch center. When a crime occurs in your neighborhood, Atherton PD will be able to quickly identify the locations of nearby residential video cameras and enlist the assistance of the community to help officers collect video evidence and follow up on leads.
Through this program, Atherton PD will be able to directly contact residents who have video camera systems in an area in which a crime occurred. Atherton PD would reach out to residents who have registered their camera systems with us to provide a specific date and time for footage that may show activity involved with a crime. If any video evidence is found, the resident can contact the Atherton Police Department at 650-688-6500 to make arrangements for sharing the video with our investigators.
The Atherton Police Department strongly recommends the use of residential video camera systems as an additional layer of security for your property. Security cameras that monitor your property have the added benefit of protecting the neighborhood when they are placed in locations that also cover driveways and roadways. Residents who have shared video camera footage of potential suspects and suspect vehicles have aided us in the successful identification and prosecution of people who have committed crimes in our community.
Registration in our program is voluntary and very simple. To sign up, just visit the Town of Atherton Website: http://www.ci.atherton.ca.us and click “Citizen RIMS- Crime Stats” tab located on the left side of the page. Next, click the “Security Camera Registration” tab and complete the on-line registration form.