City of Atwater Police Department


The success of the Atwater Police Department is dependant on a shared vision. In order to create an environment in which our employees are proud to work, it is vital that we encourage open communication, individual responsibility, cooperation and respect among the various divisions within the department. Through this positive interaction we will uphold and promote the essence of Espirit De Corps:

We will strive to be a highly regarded professional organization.

We will forge a partnership with the community through trust, honesty, and integrity.

We will respect the rights and dignity of all individuals.

Through the process of continuous improvement we will plan for a future enhanced by technology, education and training, remaining open to new ideas and concepts in law enforcement.


We strive to contribute to a wholesome community environment in which individuals may work, play, prosper, raise families, and otherwise pursue their legitimate goals without fear of criminal or civil disorder.

As we focus on our vision and pursue our mission, we pledge the following values as of utmost importance for public service while not excluding other principles:


Department Motto:

“Protect and Serve”

Emergency Call:


Dispatch 24 hour non-emergency number:

(209) 357-6396

Downloadable Documents

Atwater Public Safety Fire and Police Services 1-1-14-12-31-14
Atwater Public Safety Services (Fire and Police) 1-1-15 through 12-31-15
Atwater’s Compliance – DOJ Issues SB 54 Guidelines for California Law Enforcement

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