Dear Atherton Resident:
On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm, we will be hosting a Zoom Community Safety meeting to discuss our recent burglaries, ways you can help prevent from being victimized by a burglary, detailed information about recent deployment of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) cameras in Town, and general police operations.
How to Join The Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 873 3705 4835
Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Chief McCulley prepared the letter to residents that was sent out on June 15, 2021 to all residents addressing the Atherton Police Department's crime prevention efforts and goals of strengthening the departments partnership with our residents and the community that we serve. But, none of these ideas will help unless they are used properly. Failing to lock doors and windows or to turn on security lighting and alarms will represent a failure of the overall protection system for the home. We hope that together, we can enhance the quality of life in Atherton and make our great community as safe and secure as possible.
The purpose of this Burglary Prevention letter is to provide you, our resident partners, with information to assist you in helping reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of a burglary. One of the best things you can do to prevent a burglary is to make your house look like someone is home when you are away from your home. There are steps you can take to help make your residence a harder target for burglars. The tips we provide here are part of a concept called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). CPTED is part of the National Crime Prevention Council’s tools to create and support a climate of safety in a community. The website is available at the following link: https://www.ncpc.org/resources/home-neighborhood-safety/crime-prevention-through-environmental-design-training-program/. To read the full letter that includes home burglary statistics click here.