The Pleasanton Police Department held a special badge-pinning ceremony last week in honor of three new police officers, the department's new community service officer and the newest sergeant.
Leading the way was Pleasanton native Anthony Pittl being promoted from officer to sergeant.
An Amador Valley High School alum and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Pittl has worked with the Pleasanton Police Department for nearly 10 years. He has served in a variety of roles, including with the East County Tactical Team, detective in the criminal investigations unit and as a leader in active shooter and threat training presentations not only for the department but for local businesses as well.
Pittl, who is pursuing a degree from the American Military University, began his sergeant role immediately with reassignment to the operations division.
Police Chief David Spiller on Sept. 18 also conducted the oath of office for three new patrol officers -- David Cach, Matthew Campisi and Charles Mayo -- and the department's new community service officer, Lee Godfrey.
Cach is a Livermore native who graduated from Livermore High and Las Positas College. He joins Pleasanton PD in a lateral transfer from the Oakland Housing Authority Police Department, where he worked for the previous eight years, spending the majority of his career on patrol but also some time with the crime prevention unit.
Campisi, who grew up in Folsom, served in the Marines with a four-year overseas tour as a machine gunner. Upon returning home, he enrolled in the criminal justice program at Sierra College in Rocklin. Campisi was hired as a police recruit in March and completed his academy training at the Alameda County Sheriff's Office Regional Training Center last week.
Mayo, born and raised in Manteca, served in the U.S. Air Force including time with its prestigious Security Forces Unit, where he traveled to over 60 countries with the U.S. president, vice president and secretary of state. He was hired as a police officer after he successfully completed the San Joaquin Delta College Police Academy.
Godfrey will become one of the more visible representatives of the department as community service officer. A San Lorenzo native and Cal State East Bay graduate, Godfrey has worked as a loss prevention officer in the Tri-Valley, where he was recognized for his work in theft resolution and participation with community events.
All four new employees said they were excited to begin their service in Pleasanton; each will undergo training before working their beats on their own.