Police Officer – Lateral

Atherton, CA
Atherton Police Department

Salary: $9163.68 – $11,138.51.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate for Police Officer will be an individual with a high commitment to customer service, a proven record of integrity, and the ability to work comfortably in a small-town atmosphere enjoyed by the residents of Atherton.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol the Town in an assigned area, individually or as part of a team;
  • Provide information, directions and assistance to the public in a variety of situations;
  • Take reports and assist the public with complaints;
  • Observe, monitor and control routine and unusual traffic situations;
  • Stop motorists for various vehicle code violations, and issue traffic citations or give verbal warnings;
  • Make arrests for criminal offenses;
  • Serve warrants and subpoenas;
  • Transport individuals for medical clearance and booking at the County facility;
  • Be available to work a wide range of schedules that may include weekends, holidays, and night shifts.


  • Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s license, completion of the Basic Police Academy, and have a satisfactory driving record;
  • POST certification to include demonstrated firearms proficiency and qualification;
  • Complete a comprehensive background investigation including a polygraph, psychological, and medical examination.