Press ReleaseTown of Atherton
September 30, 2016
After more than five successful years at the helm of the Atherton Police Department, Chief of Police Ed Flint has submitted his retirement notice to the Town, effective October 14, 2016. Flint began his career with Atherton on an interim basis beginning in July of 2011. The following year Flint was hired on a permanent basis.
Flint is retiring with more than 40 years of multi-agency law enforcement experience with municipal, county and state law enforcement organizations. During his tenure in Atherton, Flint played a major role in improving the Police Department through staffing changes and new hires, and execution of new policies and procedures.
Flint helped the Department find pride in their work by implementing several new programs that included recognition awards for employees based on years of service, the resurgence of the Traffic unit, and the development of a new Department motto, “To Serve With Honor, Integrity and Professionalism,” words that were eventually etched on all police vehicles, as well as the Department’s official challenge coin.
Some of Flint’s more notable accomplishments include coordinating the return of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program to Atherton schools, increasing the number of authorized sworn personnel, adding a fifth dispatcher to the rotation, and securing a full time code enforcement officer. Flint has been instrumental in assisting the Civic Center Advisory Committee on conceptual and schematic designs for the new Police Department.
Flint’s exceptional leadership and dedication to the Town has been greatly appreciated by the community, Town Council, City Manager and Town staff. His professionalism and integrity have been invaluable and will leave a lasting impression on the Department.
The Town of Atherton is grateful for Ed Flint’s service to the Town and we wish him a rewarding, restful and well deserved retirement.
George Rodericks, City Manager