Pleasanton Police Department is welcoming two new police officers to serve the Pleasanton community.
Officers Muriel Dutch and Qais Habib were sworn in Wednesday.
According to Lt. Jeff Bretzing, the two officers competed in a "very challenging" selection process -- which included multiple interviews, medical and psychological examinations and an in-depth background investigation.
"The background process to assess these new officers revealed stellar work histories and solid communication skills," Bretzing added.
The two new officers will be undergoing a 16-week field training process before being assigned to patrol Pleasanton as solo officers -- replacing positions vacated through service retirements during the past year.
"Officers Dutch and Habib bring a variety of work and life experiences and a diversity of job knowledge that will be a significant gain for the city of Pleasanton," said Bretzing.