News


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.

We can't do it without you.
Support local journalism.

Comments

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.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Be the first to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

Couples: Reading List
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,027 views

New Donlon school is at least four years away
By Tim Hunt | 1 comment | 715 views