Pleasanton Police Department

  • Agency: Pleasanton Police Department
  • Address: 4833 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, 94566 CA
  • Chief: Mike Fraser (Chief of Police)

Pleasanton Police Department is located at 4833 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, 94566 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Mike Fraser. The Pleasanton Police Department phone number is (925) 931-5100.

Pleasanton Police Department News

When dispatch would rather be in Disneyland for #Halloween they channel Minnie Mouse. 🐭🎃

Drivers play an important part in making safe choices on #Halloween. This includes parents and caregivers who transport trick-or-treaters. Children are at greater risk of injury than adults and they make up the majority of pedestrians on Halloween. Drivers on should consider the following: • Experience. Inexperienced drivers should consider letting a more seasoned driver take the wheel on Halloween. New drivers who are minors (under 18) must adhere to the conditions of their driver’s license. • On demand driving. Rather than risking the consequences of driving under the influence, take advantage of the many on demand driving services available, or designate a sober driver. • Distractions. Put phones in the glove box or backseat. Costumes and makeup should not interfere with sight or mobility necessary to drive safely. • Seat belts. Properly buckle up children in safety seats, no matter how short the trip. Costumes shouldn’t interfere with them being buckled properly. • Defensive driving. Stay alert, be aware that pedestrians may be hard to see or wearing dark clothing. Enter and exit driveways with extra caution. • Slowing down. Pay attention to the speed limit and drive slower when pedestrians are present. • Stopping. Do not pass stopped vehicles, they may be stopped for a pedestrian. Pedestrian and driver awareness can prevent tragedy. Pleasanton’s safety is not the charge of any single organization. It requires vigilant dedication from the police department in partnership with residents, visitors and those who are ‘just passing through.’ This Halloween, the men and women of the Pleasanton Police Department will be watching over the city as if every family and business were his or her own.

Sadly, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed Halloween than any other day of the year according to the CDC. Being of smaller stature than adults, children often have more trouble judging distances and speeds than adults. They also have little to no experience with the rules of the road. It is imperative that adults teach and model best safety practices for our youth. Some of these practices include: - Costume choice. Costumes should not pose a tripping hazard or diminish the ability to see clearly. - Education. Before trick-or-treating, talk about basic traffic safety and the rules of the road. - Being visible. Consider putting reflective tape on clothes and costumes. - Pay attention. Distracted walking can be as dangerous as distracted driving. - Using crosswalks. Never cross the street from between parked cars, cross at intersections. - Walking smart. Bring glow sticks or a flashlight to see in the dark and walk on sidewalks rather than in the street. - Being present. Young children should ways be accompanied by a responsible adult who is familiar with traffic safety laws and best practices.

#PleasantonPuma UPDATE: On October 29th, 2018 at approximately 2:40 p.m. the Pleasanton Police Department received a report of a mountain lion sighting in the parking lot area of 3825 Hopyard Road. After locating the large cat, officers requested the assistance of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who have jurisdiction over wildlife calls. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office Drone Team also responded to provide assistance in watching the animal. Due to the commercial nature of the area, the potential hazard to people nearby and potential danger to the cat, a determination was made to tranquilize the animal and safely remove it from the area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife administered four applications of immobilization drugs before the mountain lion was sedated enough to be relocated. California Department of Fish and Wildlife Captain Patrick Foy stated the agency successfully released the mountain lion back into the wild. He said, “A 75-80 pound male mountain lion was released in the early morning hours of October 30th after its capture the evening before. Wildlife officers placed it in a small depression in the ground to protect it from the cold and wind and monitored it for several hours until it fully awoke from the immobilization drugs. Around 1:30 a.m. the lion wandered off on its own into a very remote location in the Sunol Regional Wilderness. The exact location of the release site will not be disclosed to maximize the mountain lion’s successful re-introduction to the wild.” He also thanked responding agencies who were involved in the successful capture. The photo, courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, is of the mountain lion’s release. All involved hope that the mountain lion, affectionately referred to as the #PleasantonPuma, thrives in a territory of its own. The Pleasanton Police Department would like to extend a big thank you to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Alameda County Sherriff’s Office, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and Paramedics Plus for their assistance.

Our #PleasantonPuma is safe. After 4 tranquilizer doses this handsome 9-12 month old male is being relocated to a safer location. Several of us are now wondering how this all happened on #NationalCatDay.

Mountain lion still moving, 3rd tranquilizer administered. #PleasantonPuma

Second tranquilizer dose was deemed necessary. Hope to have the #PleasantonPuma safely relocated soon.

Success! Waiting now for the tranquilizer to kick in. #PleasantonPuma

We appreciate the assistance from Alameda County Sheriff's Office in keeping eyes on the #PleasantonPuma.

‪Grateful for the assistance of the CA Dept. Of Fish and Wildlife in helping our hunkered down mountain lion. #BetterTogether ‬

Working on a safe resolution to our mountain lion situation.

Mountain lion on Hopyard Rd is cause for road closure. Thank you for your patience.

Hopyard Rd is being shut down in both directions due to mountain lion.

The #Pleasanton Police Department, along with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are currently dealing with a contained Mountain Lion at 3825 Hopyard Rd. Due to some lane closures, traffic in the area may be impacted.

Last minute Halloween costume prep this weekend? According to the National Safety Council, the number one cause of injuries on Halloween night is accidental falls from tripping over hems of costumes, steps, curbs or unseen objects. When perfecting your family's costumes, keep these best practices in mind: - Costumes should not pose a tripping hazard or diminish the ability to see clearly. - Consider putting reflective tape on costumes so that trick or treaters are visible. - Costumes should not prevent the proper use of seat belts or child safety seats.

The Foothill High School band program is conducting it's 44th annual band review and competition Saturday, October 27th, 2018. Approximately 40 bands will participate in the event which consists of a parade-style review beginning at Amador Valley High School that proceeds through the #Pleasanton downtown area, followed by a band competition for the remainder of the day and into the night at Foothill High School. The parade-style review portion of the event will include several road closures in the downtown area beginning at 6:30 a.m. through approximately 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th. The road closures are as follows: - Del Valle Parkway between Man and Hometown Way - Vervais Road at Santa Rita Road - Southbound lanes of Santa Rita Road to Stanley - Main Street from Stanley to Abbie Street - Rose Avenue between Main Street and Peters Avenue - Angela Street from Main Street to Peters Avenue The following streets will be closed to through or cross traffic at Main Street: - Ray Street - Spring Street - Division Street - Rose/Neal Avenue The band competition portion of the event begins at 2:45 p.m. and is anticipated to conclude at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th. While there are no road closures for this portion, (it all takes place on campus) traffic and parking issues may impact the surrounding area. If your travels include any of the listed areas, please plan to spend extra time navigating the area and drive with caution.

Red Ribbon Week is rolling along smoothly with lunch time visits from Pleasanton PD. Silly hat day was a hit with Officer Batt and Officer Harvey has perfected the selfie. We are grateful for our relationship with the Pleasanton Unified School District, their staff and their students. We are #BetterTogether.

Thank you Amador Valley High School for the kind gesture this morning. Your Donut with a Cop event was yummy 🍩👮🏻‍♂️👮🏼‍♀️👍🏼 #BetterTogether

Who has two thumbs and is recruiting at Las Positas College today? These proud #Pleasanton employees... Amber, Ryan and Nicole are representing the City of Pleasanton well! 👍🏼🚓

The Pleasanton Downtown Association’s scavenger hunt and the Farmer’s Market were a blast this weekend! We saw lots of great costumes and even met His Holiness. #BetterTogether

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Oral Board Preparation and Orientation event has been postponed. We will share a new date as soon as it is available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Last week, Officer Emmett contacted Trever Poppett (35 year old from Highland, CA) during a traffic stop. A records check revealed he had a warrant and an expired driver’s license. During an inventory search of the vehicle, a loaded handgun was located between the driver's seat and center console. A glass smoking device with methamphetamine was also located inside the vehicle. Poppett was arrested and booked at Santa Rita Jail for the following: HS 11370.1(a): Possession of loaded firearm while possessing methamphetamine PC 25850(a): Possession of a loaded handgun PC 25850(c)(6): Possession of unregistered handgun PC 32310(a): Possession of a high capacity magazine PC 25610(a)(1): Possession of handgun in vehicle not in a secure container HS 11364: Possession of drug paraphernalia CVC 12500(a): Driving on an expired license Proactive policing continues to be one of our biggest priorities. We’re commited to keeping the Pleasanton community safe.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed. We will share a new date as soon as it is available. Thank you for your patience and understanding. ——————————- The Pleasanton Police Department is excited to offer an evening aimed at preparing future police officers. This orientation will provide participants with: - What questions are asked in interviews - How to stand out from other applicants - Common interview errors and how to avoid them - How the hiring process works - What to expect from the police academy - Why you should consider working for Pleasanton PD When: TBD Where: TBD There will be officers available to answer any questions you have. Please come prepared to take notes and bring any questions you have about how to enter the law enforcement field. Note: This is for potential police officer candidates only. This is not a community meeting.

Light parade at Ignite!2.0 was a hit! There’s still fun going on until 9pm in front of the Firehouse Arts Center!