The Atherton Police Department has expertise in traffic laws enforcement, and criminal investigation services. The department is governed by The Town of Atherton in California. Its patrol unit performs the inspections of citizens homes for crime prevention preparedness. The unit also handles traffic collision investigations and writes citations for moving and vehicle equipment violations. The Atherton Police Department s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program includes a series of classroom lessons that teaches children about resisting peer pressure and living productive drug- and violence-free lives. In addition, the department offers vacation home check and online crime reporting services. It provides traffic safety programs.