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The department provides a full range of police services to a population of more than 7,100 residents. The town’s population increases sharply during weekdays due to the nine private and public schools within the town limits and on-going construction projects.

The men and women of the Atherton Police Department serve with unmistakable pride and integrity, which has garnered the organization tremendous community support. Subscribing to a philosophy of community policing, they provide a unique and personalized brand of customer service seldom seen in other police agencies. Through strong police / community partnerships, the Town of Atherton enjoys an extremely low crime rate, which contributes to a very desirable quality of life for our residents.

Twitter: #AthertonPolice

Steven D. McCulley
Chief of Police

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Atherton Police Department

83 Ashfield Road

Atherton, CA 94027

Contact Numbers

Emergency: Dial 911


via cell: 650-323-6131

Main:   650-688-6500

Fax:    650-323-1804

Business Hours
(Police Reports, Vehicle Releases, etc)

8 am - 4 pm M - F

Open 24/7 for Emergency Service
Telephone Scams Occurring in the Town of Atherton
Residents in the Town of Atherton have been receiving telephone calls which are scams. These telephone calls involve impersonation of government officials and phony family members asking for money. Read on...
Walsh Road Siren Test
The Atherton Police Department will be testing the Walsh Road Emergency Evacuation Siren on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 9:00am. The testing process should last for approximately one (1) minute. Read on...
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