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Cal High alum joins Pleasanton police as public relations coordinator

Teri Yan moving to Tri-Valley post after 3-1/2 years with SFPD

The Pleasanton Police Department has two new faces among its ranks: Officer Justin Qualle and Teri Yan, the department's new public relations coordinator.

Qualle, a lateral transfer from the Ripon Police Department in San Joaquin County, was sworn in during a special ceremony at Pleasanton police headquarters on Dec. 11. The department also announced Yan's hiring last week.

"Both Teri Yan and Officer Justin Qualle are thrilled to be working for the city of Pleasanton and look forward to serving the Pleasanton community," department officials said in a statement.

Yan will become one of the most visible civilian members of the department as its public relations coordinator.

A Tri-Valley native who graduated from California High School in San Ramon and earned a Bachelor of Arts in radio and television from San Francisco State University, Yan started her public relations career in the marketing department for news agencies such as KTVU FOX2 in San Francisco and FOX23 in Tulsa, Okla.

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Most recently, Yan worked for the San Francisco Police Department, spending 3-1/2 years producing digital content targeting officers and the public.

Qualle, who was born in Stockton and raised in Ripon, graduated from California State University Stanislaus with a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice.

He said he became interested in a law enforcement career after being hit by a drunk driver when he was in the fourth grade. "The incident made Justin appreciate the care and service provided by the first responders along with the members in the medical field," PPD officials said. "He wanted to become a police officer so he could help others in need no matter what the circumstances."

Qualle completed the San Joaquin Delta College POST Intensive Academy in February 2017 and soon after was hired as a reserve officer by the Ripon Police Department. He ultimately earned a full-time position, and within a year, he received the Officer of the Year award from American Legion Post 190.

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Cal High alum joins Pleasanton police as public relations coordinator

Teri Yan moving to Tri-Valley post after 3-1/2 years with SFPD

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Dec 17, 2019, 5:16 pm

The Pleasanton Police Department has two new faces among its ranks: Officer Justin Qualle and Teri Yan, the department's new public relations coordinator.

Qualle, a lateral transfer from the Ripon Police Department in San Joaquin County, was sworn in during a special ceremony at Pleasanton police headquarters on Dec. 11. The department also announced Yan's hiring last week.

"Both Teri Yan and Officer Justin Qualle are thrilled to be working for the city of Pleasanton and look forward to serving the Pleasanton community," department officials said in a statement.

Yan will become one of the most visible civilian members of the department as its public relations coordinator.

A Tri-Valley native who graduated from California High School in San Ramon and earned a Bachelor of Arts in radio and television from San Francisco State University, Yan started her public relations career in the marketing department for news agencies such as KTVU FOX2 in San Francisco and FOX23 in Tulsa, Okla.

Most recently, Yan worked for the San Francisco Police Department, spending 3-1/2 years producing digital content targeting officers and the public.

Qualle, who was born in Stockton and raised in Ripon, graduated from California State University Stanislaus with a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice.

He said he became interested in a law enforcement career after being hit by a drunk driver when he was in the fourth grade. "The incident made Justin appreciate the care and service provided by the first responders along with the members in the medical field," PPD officials said. "He wanted to become a police officer so he could help others in need no matter what the circumstances."

Qualle completed the San Joaquin Delta College POST Intensive Academy in February 2017 and soon after was hired as a reserve officer by the Ripon Police Department. He ultimately earned a full-time position, and within a year, he received the Officer of the Year award from American Legion Post 190.

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