Pleasanton at a glance

Population by race and Hispanic origin

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Full-time law enforcement staff, Pleasanton Police Department

  • 80 Officers
  • 35 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 1.05 Pleasanton
  • 1.6 National average, cities with 50,000 to 99,999 population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Pleasanton Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for Pleasanton

We were unable to locate any federal grant funding for this location based on our standard search parameters. Learn more about the grant programs we are tracking.

Military equipment transfers

We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated January 25, 2022


We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $5,900,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Year Description Outcome

Jacob Bauer’s parents filed a lawsuit against the Pleasanton Police Department in 2019 alleging that police officers had violated Bauer’s constitutional rights and used excessive force, resulting in Bauer’s death. The City of Pleasanton settled the case for $5.9 million.

Jacob Bauer, a 38-year-old man struggling with mental illness, died on August 1, 2018, after being detained by Pleasanton police officers outside a grocery store. During the interaction, Bauer began resisting, which led officers to handcuff him, tase him, and beat him with their hands and batons. The settlement reached by the city and Bauer’s parents stipulates that the officers involved admit no fault or liability for Bauer’s death, and that the lawsuit be permanently closed in exchange for $5.9 million and a private meeting with Department leadership.