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Pictured are Taft Bradley and son, Taft Bradley Jr.

The City of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Police Department welcomed Taft Bradley as Pleasanton’s newest police officer. Taft was sworn in on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in a ceremony that included his 4-year-old son, Taft Jr., pinning his badge.

Taft Bradley was born and raised in Pittsburg, California. He graduated from Deer Valley High School and attended college in Sacramento. Taft became intrigued in a career in law enforcement in his junior year of high school after attending a career fair. He eventually became a police officer for the Los Rios (Community College) Police Department, and later joined the Richmond Police Department before lateraling to Pleasanton.

Among the experience Taft brings to the City of Pleasanton is a background in the mental health field working with juveniles and adults. During his time at the Los Rios Police Department, Taft utilized his experiences in the mental health field to develop a crisis intervention team that provided resources to students with mental health challenges.

While working patrol in the City of Richmond, Taft was assigned to areas that were impacted by gangs, prostitution and crimes that were extremely violent in nature.

Taft enjoys traveling, sports and volunteering at his local boxing gym.