Police Sergeant (20051135)

Law Enforcement
Northern California Inland
12/4/2020 at 5pm
$10,931.00-$13,287.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


91 Ashfield Road Atherton , 94027


The Town of Atherton Invites applications for Internal & External promotional opportunity for the position of Police Sergeant. 


The Town of Atherton is approximately five square miles. The City is located in San Francisco Peninsula in Southern San Mateo County. Atherton is a small, rural, and residential community, with no industrial land-use base. Native trees cover the five miles of town. Atherton’s population is 7,031, according to California Department of Finance. There are approximately 5,052 registered voters and 2,500 households.   
The Summer of 2019, Atherton embarked on one of its largest capital projects in recent history beginning construction on a new Town Center. The project includes the construction of a new Administration, Community Development Department, Police Building, a new Library and renovation of the Historic Town Hall. The project is anticipated to be completed in July 2021. Become a part of the team and join us in breaking new ground and building a great community!


The Town of Atherton invites you to apply for the position of Police Sergeant. This is an internal and external promotional position opportunity. The position requires an individual to plan, organize, and supervise the work of personnel in field operations. Typical duties may include the following: patrol, inspect officers and equipment; give instructions; maintain discipline; assist officers in follow-up investigations; participate in investigations; oversee police operations and direct officers that are dispatched to crime scenes, traffic collisions, and emergency situations, and assist on these calls when required; participate in all normal patrol activities; assist officers in preparing reports for trial; appear in court, confer with prosecutors, and maintain contact with other law enforcement agencies; give information and direction to the public; review reports submitted by officers; conduct in-service training; write reports of performance for officers under their supervision; prepare reports of shift activity; and manage projects assigned by higher command.




Ideal Candidate


Will embrace the Town’s emphasis on excellent customer service; will be detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks; have the ability to develop and supervise support staff without micromanaging; will successfully perform work requiring critical thinking and be able to synthesize and summarize information; will use initiative and independent judgment; will be a team player who likes working with a variety of Town staff and the public; will understand their responsibility to incorporate various policing strategies to protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime, with a philosophy of high level community of personal community interactions as a core value.



The successful candidate will enjoy the following benefits:


  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
  • Opportunity to select from a variety of health plans that are administered by PERS including health insurance, health care and dependent care reimbursement
  • Dental & vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation for less than 3 years of service equals 10 working days per year, accrual not to exceed 320 hours.
  • Sick leave is accumulated at a rate of 3.69 hours per bi-weekly pay period with no maximum cap.
  • 11 Town holidays per year


For more details please visit the Atherton Police Officers Association Memorandum of Understanding at: Atherton Police Officers Association (APOA) MOU


To read the full Town of Atherton Human Resources Manual visit: Town of Atherton HR Manual

Special Instructions



A Town application is required with a letter of interest and current resume. All applications will be reviewed for accuracy, completion, relevant education, experience, training, and other job-related qualifications. Discipline within the last twelve (12) months, which would directly relate to the applicant’s suitability for the assignment, as determined by the Chief of Police, will be taken into consideration at the time of application.

  • Those meeting the stated qualifications / requirements will be reviewed for selection to participate in the interview and evaluation process for the position. 
  • Those selected to participate in the competitive process, will be provided the details of the testing process, which has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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