The Pleasanton Police Department announced this week its officer and employee of the year. The department selected Detective Eric Fredgren as the “Officer of the Year” for 2009 for his role in clearing numerous criminal cases, including 27 vandalism cases early in the year. Fredgren will be assigned as the department’s crimes against persons detective in 2010 and will serve as its primary liaison with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to joining the criminal investigations unit three years ago, Fredgren served as a patrol officer, motorcycle traffic officer and field training officer. He was a police officer in Redwood City before joining the Pleasanton Police Department in 1997. The department’s “Professional Employee of the Year” is dispatcher Betsy Jones. Jones joined the department in 1990 and has been trained as a tactical dispatcher to provide assistance during SWAT calls. She also volunteers extensively in events for the Police Department and the Pleasanton Police Officers Association.
“I know I join the rest of the force in conveying our admiration and gratitude to both of these fine individuals for their dedication to the public and their peers,” police Chief Mike Fraser said in a statement.
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