The City of Pleasanton announces the appointment of Captain Craig Eicher as interim police chief effective Nov. 15, 2019, following the retirement of longstanding Police Chief Dave Spiller.
Captain Eicher began his career in law enforcement as a volunteer in 1989 as a Pleasanton Reserve Police Officer. In 1991, Eicher joined the department as a police officer and has served as a bicycle officer, field training officer, detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. He has been a Captain for eight years and currently oversees the operations division of the police department.
“With nearly three decades of law enforcement service to the City of Pleasanton, Captain Eicher brings a depth of experience and professionalism to the interim post,” said City Manager Nelson Fialho. “I have all the confidence in Craig to continue the first-rate police services our community is accustomed to.”
Eicher, a longtime Pleasanton resident, has an associate’s degree from Las Positas College, bachelor’s degree in administration and justice from California State University Hayward, and a master’s degree in public sector leadership from Saint Mary’s College. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Executive Leadership Institute from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
Captain Eicher will serve in the role as interim chief during the recruitment process and selection of our next permanent Police Chief. The timeline for this process is anticipated to be three to four months.