Pleasanton police officer retires after 28 years

Tom Hansen: A significant asset to the organization, says police chief

After serving 28 years in law enforcement, all with the Pleasanton Police Department, Officer Tom Hansen retired on April 6.

Hansen started his career at the police department on April 6, 1987.

He worked a variety of assignments throughout his career including SWAT officer, patrol officer and motor officer, a position he held on and off for a total of 18 years.

Hansen was often commended as a motor officer for his diligent and thorough investigative skills, according to Pleasanton police chief Dave Spiller.

Spiller noted that Hansen led the unit in number of citations written, focusing his efforts on reducing moving violations within areas associated with injury collision.

Hansen is described as a self-starter with exceptional communication and customer service skills.

Hansen also served as an in-house motors instructor and was nominated for "Officer of the Year" in 2013.

He earned his associate's degree in administration of justice from Chabot College.

"Tom has been a significant asset to the organization and has represented the department well. His personnel file is filled with commendations, letters of appreciation and recognition praising his professionalism, dedication, compassion and commitment to the Pleasanton community," said Spiller. "Tom's easy going style, approachability, knowledge and solid judgment are going to be missed."

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10 people like this
Posted by M
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 9, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Congrats and thank you for your service.

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Posted by Krishna R
a resident of Ponderosa
on Apr 10, 2015 at 8:53 am

Thanks for keeping the neighborhood safe. Officers like you keep our family happy and safe. It is a great pleasure to be in Pleasanton, CA with our kids and family. Thanks for your service and all the best in your future.

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Posted by Rhonda Fee
a resident of another community
on Apr 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Thank you for your service to our community!!

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Posted by Congrats
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 18, 2015 at 8:01 pm

And he coached the Foothill High Basketball team for years also! Way to go coach!

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