Police Officers receive excellent training and the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a number of special assignments; Detectives, Motors, S.W.A.T., Narcotics, Juvenile, K-9, D.A.R.E., Bike Patrol, School Resource Officer and Crime Prevention. Pleasanton Police Officers respond to citizens calls for police assistance, enforce applicable laws and ordinances, maintain order in the community and prevent crime. Police Officers provide emergency services, investigate criminal activity, collect and analyze evidence, assist with the prosecution of offenders and prepare reports and other written records as required. The Department is involved in community education and providing police service for special community circumstances.
One of Northern California’s premier residential and business communities, Pleasanton is well regarded as an attractive and friendly city with a strong heritage, active and involved residents, a wide variety of services, well planned business areas, a historic downtown and well cared for homes in family oriented neighborhoods. The Pleasanton Police Department’s mission is to work in collaboration ...with our community to protect life and property, while enhancing the quality of life in our city. This shall be accomplished through the creative use of resources, community education and involvement, and interactive problem solving. We will strive to maintain trust, understanding, and mutual respect within our department and our City.