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Police chief Spiller promotes 4 Pleasanton officers

Ceremonies held in City Council chamber for special badge 'pinnings,' congratulations

Pleasanton Police Chief David Spiller promoted four police officers in ceremonies held last week in the City Council chamber.

Police Sergeants Penelope Tamm and Joseph Leonardo were promoted to the ranks of lieutenants while officers Jerry Niceley and Roy Gamez were promoted to the ranks of sergeants.

Lieutenant Leonardo was hired by the department in 1989 and has served in patrol and DARE officer and has worked in the department's investigations unit. He also has been a member of the SWAT team for over 20 years.

He was promoted to Sergeant in 2007 and most recently served as the Special Operations Motor Sergeant. He received the Officer of the Year award twice, once in 2006 and again in 2015.

He holds a bachelor of Science degree from Union Institute & University.

Lieutenant Tamm has been with the department since 1991 and has served in patrol, juvenile and and arson investigations and crime prevention. She was promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and most recently served as the Special Events Supervisor.

She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Fresno State University and holds a Master’s Degree, also in Psychology, from Santa Clara University.

Both Lieutenant Tamm and Lieutenant Leonardo are graduates of the Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute.

Sergeant Niceley was hired by the Department as a Reserve Police Officer in 1993 and as a full-time police officer in 1995. He has served in many assignments including Investigations, Traffic and SWAT.

He was one of the first two Pleasanton police officers to start up the Every 15 Minutes Program, and has also served as president of the Pleasanton Police Officers Association.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Studies from California State University, Long Beach.

Sergeant Gamez joined the department in 2005 and has served in a variety of collateral assignments, including SWAT, Field Training Officer, Explorer Advisor and Canine Handler. He has also served as a School Resource Officer at Amador Valley High School.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute University.

In the promotion ceremony, both sergeants were pinned by their children, Sergeant Niceley by his son Jeremy and Sergeant Gamez by his daughter Sophia.

Both Lieutenant Tamm and Lieutenant Leonardo are graduates of the Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute.

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Posted by CarlaSB
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on Oct 4, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Congratulations to all of you


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