The Pleasanton Police Department recently elevated three employees in its latest round of promotions from among the ranks of its sworn police force.
Now Lt. Reginaldo "Roy" Gamez was promoted from sergeant, while officers Nick Albert and Ryan Dawson each attained the rank of sergeant.
"We are proud to watch them develop as leaders while they continue serving our Pleasanton community," PPD officials said last week in a social media post announcing the promotions, along with a photograph of the three men standing apart and wearing face coverings in line with COVID-19 protocols.
Lt. Gamez, a native of San Jose and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, joined Pleasanton PD as a police officer in 2005 after working for the Riverside County Sheriff's Office. He was promoted to sergeant in 2016.
During his time in Pleasanton, Gamez served as a school resource officer at Amador Valley High School, was an adviser for the Police Explorers program and supervised the department's special enforcement unit. He is also on track to earn a master's degree in law enforcement public safety leadership in the coming weeks.
Sgt. Albert was raised in Pleasanton and is an Amador Valley alum. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for the Oakland Police Department before joining PPD as an officer in 2011. He is the president of the Pleasanton Police Officers Association and a member of the East County Tactical Team.
Sgt. Dawson, a native of San Diego, has worked for PPD since 2007, including time previously as a school resource officer at Foothill High and currently as a member of the department's crisis negotiation team.