New officer joins Pleasanton Police Department

Officer Brian Johnston is Pleasanton native

The Pleasanton Police Department welcomed a Pleasanton native as its newest officer this month.

Officer Brian Johnston, who was born and raised in Pleasanton, was sworn in July 22. He will be assigned as a patrol officer after a 16-week field training program, according to the department.

Johnston graduated from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office on July 15.

He graduated from Amador Valley High School and earned a bachelor's degree in criminology at Cal State Fresno. He told the department he became interested in law enforcement as a child when officers visited his school as part of the D.A.R.E. program.

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16 people like this
Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Congratulations Brian, and to Pleasanton.
It's nice to hear a local-boy-makes-good story like this.

2 people like this
Posted by Larry
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2015 at 4:33 pm

Congrats on passing the academy. Do your probation and hurry up and lateral out.

5 people like this
Posted by Member
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 30, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Congratulations Brian ! Although I don't know you, I feel I should say something. What a Nobel cause you good men aspire to !
The danger you put yourselves in is astounding. It does not go unnoticed. Carry on. We thank you,and my God keep you safe.

3 people like this
Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Beratlis Place
on Jul 31, 2015 at 9:30 am

Congrats. Stay Safe out there in Pleasantmont.

5 people like this
Posted by Joe Carlucci
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 31, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Congratulations to a fine young man, and kudos to parents Greg and Lisa.

2 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of West of Foothill
on Aug 3, 2015 at 9:21 am

Congratulations Officer Johnston! Thank you for devoting yourself to serving and protecting your home town! I also am a Fresno State Criminology alumnus, and I am very proud of your accomplishments, which I am sure are just beginning.

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