Livermore Police Department

  • Agency: Livermore Police Department
  • Address: 1110 S Livermore Ave, Livermore, 94550 CA
  • Chief: Steve Sweeney (Chief of Police)
Phone: 925-371-4900
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Livermore Police Department is located at 1110 S Livermore Ave, Livermore, 94550 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Steve Sweeney. The Livermore Police Department phone number is 925-371-4900.

Livermore Police Department News

***Lock It or Lose It 2017*** We are are a little over a month away from closing out 2017 and we are happy to report that the Lock It or Lose It campaign has been a success thus far. Early in the year, we launched the Lock It or Lose It campaign asking the community to share with their family and friends to remove valuables from your vehicle prior to leaving, and if you have to leave valuables inside, hide them. Most importantly, lock your doors. Our patrol officers, special operations unit and investigations team have been hard at work this year with aggressive proactive enforcement. Together, we have made a difference. Year to date, we have seen a 17% decrease in thefts-from-vehicles compared to last year. There is more work to do and with the holiday season upon us, folks will be out shopping and preparing for the holidays. This is the time where these criminals are actively looking for easy targets. To prevent becoming a victim of crime, do not leave your purse, computer, tools, or other valuables in the vehicle. By removing valuable items from plain site you will decrease the risk that you will become a theft-from-vehicle victim. Although there has been a 17% decrease in thefts from vehicles, examining the crime stats it shows that 43% of all thefts from vehicles so far this year involved unlocked vehicles. To support the importance of removing your valuables from your vehicle, 41% of the thefts from vehicles this year involved the criminal breaking the window to gain entry and to steal valuables left in the car. It’s important to remember, If thieves can see it, they will steal it. If we spread the word about removing your valuables from your vehicle and locking your doors, we could dramatically reduce the crime of thefts-from-vehicles. What are thieves looking for? The answer: EVERYTHING This includes audio equipment; cash; purses; cell phones; tools; clothes; shopping bags, driver’s licenses, and other personal documents; checkbooks; luggage; cameras; anything of value or personal identification. And if a thief manages to get anything on it with your personal information, including a social security number, you are now in danger of also becoming an Identity Theft victim. Please continue to share with family and friends the importance of removing your valuables and to lock your doors before leaving your vehicle. Quick tips to prevention: ◦ Lock your vehicle door Lock doors and take keys with you ◦ Park in secure/well-lit location ◦ Don’t leave valuables in plain sight, lock them in a trunk or take them with you ◦ Park in your home garage

Do you have an iPhone with iOS 11? If so, do you know about the Emergency SOS feature? With Emergency SOS in iOS 11, you can quickly and easily call for help and alert your emergency contacts. When you make a call with SOS, your iPhone automatically calls the local emergency number. When your emergency call ends, your iPhone alerts your emergency contacts with a text message. The text message will include your current location. Here is how to use Emergency SOS on an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus. Press and hold the side button and one of the Volume buttons until the Emergency SOS slider appears. Swipe the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services. If you hold down the side button and Volume button, instead of swiping the slider, a countdown will begin and an alert will sound. If you hold down the buttons until the countdown ends, your iPhone automatically calls emergency services. Here is how to use Emergency SOS on an iPhone 7 or earlier. Rapidly press the side button five times and the Emergency SOS slider will appear. Swipe the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services. After the call ends, your iPhone sends your Emergency contacts a text message with your current location. If for some reason your location changes, your contacts will get an update of your current location. You can stop the Emergency SOS by tapping the status bar and select "Stop Sharing Emergency Location." If you keep sharing, you'll get a reminder to stop every 4 hours for 24 hours. Always know you can end an Emergency SOS call if you started the emergency call by accident. Just press the Stop button, then tap Stop Calling. Just a good feature to be aware of with iOS 11.

****NO SHAVE NOVEMBER UPDATE**** A total of 54 Livermore Police Employees donated to the Shop with a Cop program in order to participate in the No Shave November. Although just six days into November, officers are showing the facial hair. A lot of us are seeing a lot of gray in our beards. Today, The Livermore Police Officer’s Association donated $4,055.00 to the Shop with a Cop program bringing the fundraiser total to $5,215.00. The hope is to raise a total of $9,000.00 before the Shop with a Cop program takes place. This year, the event is set for Saturday December 2nd. This year, we are going to help 30 Livermore Children. If you are interested in donating, the link is below: https://www.gofundme.com/livshopwithacop

The Livermore Police Department Explorer Program is accepting applications for it's winter recruitment! If you are between the ages of 14-20, are of good moral character with no felony convictions and reside and/or attend school in the City of Livermore, you are eligible to join! Click here for more info!! http://www.cityoflivermore.net/citygov/police/volunteers/explorers.htm

***No Shave November*** For the month of November you may see Livermore Police Officers with a little extra facial hair. Don't be alarmed, it is all for a great cause. The extra facial hair is to help raise funds for the Shop with a Cop program that occurs each December. What is Shop with a Cop? Well, Each year the Livermore Police Department (LPD) teams up with the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) to put on the annual Shop With A Cop program. The Shop With A Cop program allows LPD officers to "adopt" a young LVJUSD student who is in financial need, and to take the student shopping for Christmas presents in early December. Donated funds are used to allow each student the opportunity to buy presents for their family members and themselves, helping to ensure a brighter Christmas for the student and his or her family. Each year, members of the community always ask how they can donate to such a great cause. Well, this year, the Shop with a Cop program has created a Go Fund Me account so community members can donate. If you would like to donate, click on the link below. https://www.gofundme.com/livshopwithacop During the month of November, all Livermore PD employees, including Patrol Officers, have been given the opportunity to participate in this program. If an employee donates $75, they will be able to grow a mustache, goatee, or beard. So if you see a Livermore PD Officer, know that facial hair signifies their commitment to a great cause.

***Tonight from 5pm-8pm*** ***Trick or Treating with Cops***

The Livermore Police Department wanted to extend a huge “THANK YOU” to the community for coming out to our 3rd annual Trick or Treat Trail. Our staff had such a great time dressing up, decorating their workspaces, and the opportunity to meet so many great people. Livermore PD and Citizen Police Academy Alumni personnel volunteered their time over the weekend getting the department transformed to what you saw last night. We were excited to learn that a little over 2,400 people came though through the event last night. A special thanks to the following local businesses for allowing us to borrow material to make this event a reality. - G&M Farms - Alden Lane nursery - Concannon Vineyard We also wanted to extend a special thanks to the following associations and local business for donating money for candy. - Livermore Police Officer’s Association. - Livermore Pleasanton Firefighters Association - Costco - Target - Walmart - 99 Cent Store We cannot thank the community enough and we have already began the planning for what to do next year!

2017 Trick or treat trail

Trick or Treat Trail

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

2017 Trick or Treat Trail.

2017 Trick or Treat Trail

The Livermore Police Department invites the community to come trick or treat at the police station on Monday October 30th from 5pm to 7:30 pm. The Police Department will be hosting our annual "Trick Or Treat Trail." The Trick Or Treat Trail will be open to community members 12 years of age or younger (accompanied by a parent or guardian) who will be able to follow the trail through the department and trick or treat at various offices and locations within the police station. We hope you will be able to come and join us.

For several days, Sergeants and Officers of the Livermore Police Department patrolled areas ravaged by the recent fires in the North Bay. Our staff joined officers from other allied agencies to offer as much support as possible to the affected communities. It was our privilege to be able to help. Recently we began receiving thank you letters for these efforts. We want to share them with our community as a way to remind everyone that we are all in this together, and how important it is to rally around one another during times of need. Those communities affected by the fires are still in our thoughts and prayers.

DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT On Saturday, October 28th, from 10am-2pm the Livermore Police Department will host a Drug Take Back Event. We will be stationed outside the Police Department within the circle, in order to offer drive through service. We take all medications, over the counter, prescription and animal. Please no SHARPS needles. You may place the prescription pills into a bag if you like, but please keep liquids in their original containers.

Updated information regarding the officer involved shooting on 10-21-17: On Saturday 10/21/17, at about 1151 pm, officers from the Livermore Police Department were on routine patrol in the northwest area of town. An officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a gas station located at 1051 Airway Blvd. While conducting a records check of the vehicle, a red Nissan four door, the officer learned that the Nissan had been reported stolen on 10/19/17 from the City of Castro Valley. The stolen Nissan was occupied by 26 year old Livermore resident Carolyn Noel Rieboldt. There were no other occupants in the Nissan. Multiple LPD officers arrived on scene and began ordering Rieboldt out of the Nissan. Rieboldt ignored all commands, started the vehicle, and drove directly at the officers striking two LPD patrol cars. Officers feared for their safety and fired at Rieboldt as she drove at them. Rieboldt was struck by the officer’s fire and sustained non-life threatening injuries. Officers immediately rendered first aid to Rieboldt who was then transported to a local hospital. No LPD officers were injured in this incident. It is anticipated that Rieboldt will be arraigned on Tuesday 10/24/17. The Livermore Police Department is seeking charges of; assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon, possession of a stolen vehicle, driving while intoxicated, and a probation violation. The officers who fired their weapons are Officer Brittney England who has been with the Livermore Police Department since 2015 and Officer Tyler Sharp who has been with the Livermore Police Department since 2014. Both officers have been placed on administrative leave which is standard procedure. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time. LPD is asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please call 925-371-4777

On Saturday 10/21/17, at about 1151 pm, officers from the Livermore Police Department were on routine patrol in the northwest area of town. An officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a business in the 1000 block of Airway Blvd. While conducting a records check of the vehicle, the officer learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen on 10/19/17. The vehicle was occupied by a lone 26 year old female suspect. Multiple LPD officers arrived on scene and began ordering the suspect out of the vehicle. The suspect ignored all commands, started the vehicle, and drove directly at the officers striking two LPD patrol cars. Officers feared for their safety and fired at the suspect as she drove at them. The suspect was struck by the officer’s fire and sustained non life threatening injuries. Officers immediately rendered first aid to the suspect who was then transported to a local hospital. No LPD officers were injured in this incident. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time. LPD is asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please call 925-371-4777

Today, LPD Officers arrested a vehicle burglary suspect with assistance from the community. Early this morning, an LPD Officer was responding to a vehicle burglary that had occurred earlier in the day. As the officer was driving to the victim’s residence, the victim called and reported their credit card (which was stolen) was being used at a local store near Portola Avenue and Livermore Avenue. Multiple officers responded and saturated the area. The suspect began to run through the parking lot attempting to flee from the police. Several community members assisted responding officers by pointing toward the direction the suspect was running. Officers ultimately apprehended the suspect and placed him under arrest for the vehicle burglary and multiple other charges. The stolen property was recovered and reunited with the victim. Special thanks to the community for directing officers to where the suspect was running which assisted officer in apprehending the suspect.

Like many bay area public safety agencies, The Livermore Police Department has sent officers to the Napa and Sonoma County area to assist with law enforcement services. Over the next few days, LPD will be sending officers to the area and will assist with patrolling neighborhoods, traffic control, and evacuations. LPD would like to send their condolences to all those effected by this disaster.

***UPDATE*** On March 1, 2015, the Livermore Police Department responded to a shooting in the area of Winding Stream Drive and Altamont Creek Drive. Two victims died as a result of the shooting. LPD’s Investigations Unit investigated the case and ultimately apprehended James Henry Wear for the double murder. In June of 2017, James Wear went to trial and the jury found him guilty of first degree murder with a special circumstance of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. On October 13, 2017, James Wear was sentenced for his conviction. James Wear received a sentence of 80 years to life in prison.