On November 18, 2019, the Atherton Police Department
hosted a community meeting which was attend by over 80 residents. The
main theme of the meeting was “Get Ready.” Get Ready for
emergencies/disasters, and to protect your family and property
to help prevent burglaries and car break ins.
With the threat of earthquakes, wild land fires, and now
planned power outages to prevent fires, it is very important that you and your
family have emergency plans in place. This includes being prepared to be
on your own for up to 7 days, being prepared to evacuate your family on very
short notice, and the importance of having an emergency survival kit in each of
your cars. The link below for the Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team
(A.D.A.P.T) website has all of the necessary information and resources for you and
your family to plan and prepare for emergencies and disasters.
We are about to enter the holiday season which means we are
also entering in to that time of year when police agencies across the county
see a rise in residential burglaries, thefts, and car break ins. The main
focus of the community meeting was to inform and educate residents on what they
can do, and what they really must do to protect themselves and to assist the
police department in helping prevent burglaries, thefts, and car break ins
in our Town. Our most effective partner in fighting, deterring, and
preventing crime is you. The link on the Town's website below provides access to the Police Department’s
community meeting PowerPoint presentation. This presentation is full of
information and suggestions to help keep your family and property safe,
while also assisting your Police Department team at the same time.
have any questions, need more information, or need any other type of related
assistance, please call us at 650-688-6500.
Thank you ~
Steven D. McCulley
Chief of Police