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

Holiday Greeting Card Contest

Trick or Treating with Cops has begun tonight. Look for the class ‘54 Chevy police vehicle (pictured below) and flag them down. Take pictures and share them on your social media and tag them #trickortreatwithLPD

Trick or Treat Trail

Trick or Treat Trail. We are almost ready!!! Doors open tonight at 5:00pm. Take pictures and #hashtag them #LPDtrickortreattrail and post to your social media.

Tonight is the night. Our Trick or Treat Trail will be open to the public from 5pm-8pm, for all children ages 13 and under Come to the Police Station and walk the trail through the department. Join our local firefighters at The Barn where food will be served throughout the evening for families attending the event. The Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Department Foundation will be cooking hotdogs, sausages and provide chips, soda and water at no charge. We look forward to seeing all of you in costume as we proudly host our 4th annual Trick or Treat Trail. Happy Halloween! #LPDTrickorTreatTrail

DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT We are having our next Drug Take Back on Saturday October 27th, 10-2pm at the Livermore Police Department, 1110 S. Livermore Ave. We will take ALL medications, prescription, over the counter, pet, liquid, etc... We CANNOT take needles of any kind. Please leave liquids in their original containers, you may leave the pills or dump them all into a bag. See you all on Saturday.

On Tuesday, our Homeless Liaison Officers (HLOs) teamed up with staff from CityServe conducting outreach efforts to homeless members of the community. Our HLO officers interact with Livermore’s homeless population daily addressing criminal activities as well as offering resources to those they contact. Our partnership with CityServe allows us to help connect homeless individuals with available resources in an effort to get them off the streets and into housing. The HLOs also participate in cleaning up debris related to homeless individuals. CityServe of the Tri-Valley was established in 2008 by the faith-based community to serve those in need. The CityServe service model is to provide whole person care and intensive case management for individuals and families in crisis. As of 2018, CityServe has over 70 partners including Faith-Based groups, local businesses and the Cities of Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore. CityServe has a staff of four and have a large volunteer base that provided over 37,000 volunteer hours to serve 495 Livermore clients in 2017. Currently, CityServe budget includes $138,000 of donations for the operations of the program and $60,000 in grants from the three cities. Recently, the County of Alameda awarded the Cities of Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin a one year grant of $100,000 dollars to provide Immediate Impact Funds to unsheltered homeless persons. CityServe was selected to be the service provider. To learn more about CityServe of the Tri-Valley go to their website at www.cityservetrivalley.org. Tuesday’s activities with CityServe are just an example of the ongoing efforts to address homelessness issues in Livermore. While we do have two Homeless Liaison Officers assigned to specifically address homeless issues, all of our officers and staff are dedicated to addressing the concerns of our community. We are working hard on these issues in Livermore, and will continue to look for ways we can improve. We encourage community members to report observed illegal activity by contacting our non-emergency number at 925-371-4987. Community members can directly message our Homeless Liaison Officers via email at LPDHLP@cityoflivermore.net. Community members can report illegal encampments online via https://tinyurl.com/y9eja6p8.

**The Livermore Police Department Receives Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant** The Livermore Police Department has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities. The grant from OTS will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2019 federal fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019): • DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols to take suspected alcohol/drug-impaired drivers – and those unlicensed or with a revoked/suspended license – off the road. • Traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted, impaired and teen driving, and bicycle/pedestrian safety. • Patrols at intersections with increased incidents of pedestrian and bike collisions. • Checking for seat belt and child safety seat compliance. • Motorcycle safety operations in areas with high rider volume and where higher rate of motorcycle crashes occur. • Speeding, red light and stop sign enforcement. • Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders. • Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets” identifying repeat DUI offenders • Probation supervision for high-risk DUI offenders. • Specialized DUI and drugged driving training to identify and apprehend suspected impaired drivers. In 2017, 3,602 people were killed in crashes across the state, a 6 percent decrease from 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Particularly alarming is the rise in pedestrian deaths, with 867 pedestrians killed on California roadways in 2016, a nearly 33 percent increase from 2012. Along with the growing dangers of distracting technologies like phones and drug-impaired driving, this grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these dangerous and illegal behaviors. “Almost all crashes are preventable,” OTS director Rhonda Craft said. “Education and enforcement go hand in hand helping change behaviors that cause devastating crashes.” Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

*** Halloween Safety 2018 *** The Livermore Police Department wants all of our community members to have a safe and memorable Halloween this year. Here are some tips to make your holiday a safe and fun one. Trick or Treating: • Before heading out to trick or treat, check your child’s costume to ensure it is safe. If they are wearing a mask, make sure that the eyeholes are large enough for good peripheral vision. If they have a cape or flowing costume, make sure they won’t trip while walking. • We strongly discourage anyone from carrying toy or replica firearms, as someone may mistake it for a real gun and call the police. Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. • Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars. • Use trick or treating as an opportunity to teach your children how to cross a street properly. They should always look both ways before crossing the street and should only cross at corners or crosswalks. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Set a good example for them and others. • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into a street or cross between parked cars. • Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you. This way you can check for any problem candy. Parents should examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before allowing kids to eat. • Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car. Explain why this is not a good idea and what to do if someone approaches them and tries to talk to them. • Encourage your children to walk and not to run while trick or treating to avoid trips and falls. • Children should always go trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult. If you can't take them yourself, see if another parent can. • If your child is old enough and responsible enough, to go out by themselves, plan a safe route for them so you know where they will be at all times. Set a time for their return home. Make sure that they have a cell phone with them. Program LPD’s direct phone line to Dispatch (925-371-4987) into their phone to use in an emergency. Make sure they know to stay in populated areas that are well lighted with lots of people around. • If your child is going out unaccompanied, explain the difference between tricks and vandalism. Throwing eggs at a car or home may seem funny but they need to know the consequences of vandalism. Driving on Halloween evening: • Popular trick or treating hours are 5:30 to 9:00 PM. Turn on your headlights before dark to help see pedestrians and also be more visible to them. • Don't use a cell phone or other electronic device while driving on Halloween night. With so many kids out in our community, drivers need to be on high alert and not distracted by a phone call or text. • Pay extra attention, particularly to crosswalks, intersections and the side of the road. Kids tend to walk along the curbs, cutting across the street to get to other homes. Keep scanning all around you as you drive. Anticipate pedestrian traffic. • Slow down in residential areas. This will allow you time to stop if you see a child dart in front of you. • Enter and exit driveways slowly. • Do not pass other vehicles that have stopped in the roadway, they could be stopping for children crossing the roadway, or dropping off children. • If you are dropping off or picking up your kids in an area, pull completely off the road into a safe spot, and do not block the roadway. • Don’t drink and drive. Our officers will be out in the community on Halloween night helping to ensure the safety of everyone. If you see suspicious activity, please call and report it. Together we can make Halloween a safe and memorable holiday.

Livermore PD is trying to identify the suspect shown in this video. The video captures him stealing a package from a porch today. If you can help us identify him, please contact LPD at 925-371-4777.

The Livermore Police Department’s ongoing responsiveness to homeless issues in our community We want to share with our community what our ongoing efforts are in regard to homeless and transient issues in Livermore. Homelessness and transient issues are multifaceted and are being experienced across the state and Alameda County. The Livermore Police Department (LPD) continues to partner with various departments within the City of Livermore, community outreach groups, faith based organizations, property owners, and other county and state agencies in an effort to best address homelessness issues in Livermore. Through these partnerships, we are able to offer a variety of resources and assistance to the homeless population in Livermore. At the same time, LPD is proactively addressing criminal activities involving the homeless population. In July of 2018, LPD increased the staffing in our Homeless Liaison & Policing Unit to two full-time officers. These officers have spent time traveling to other jurisdictions throughout California to learn what policing and outreach programs are being used by law enforcement agencies and others to address homelessness. We have equipped the officers with electric powered bicycles to allow them more effective access to areas frequented by the transient population. The Homeless Liaison Officers are working with the District Attorney’s Office to identify strategies to effectively address crimes committed by the homeless population. Our Homeless Liaison Officers (HLOs) are tasked with the following duties: --Engaging the homeless population in Livermore to determine their individual circumstances and resource needs. The HLOs attempt to connect each homeless person in Livermore with available resources including housing, family, medical care, mental health care, and employment issues. In doing so, the HLOs partner with other agencies and groups to connect homeless individuals with resources, with the ultimate goal being getting the homeless into housing and supplying the necessary support for the individuals to reach stabilization. While many of the individuals we contact are not interested in receiving offered resources, our officers have been able to provide outreach and assistance to several individuals. --Taking a primary role in identifying illegal encampments, properly posting the encampments located on City property, notifying occupants that the encampment is in violation of local and state laws, and arranging cleanup of the site. --Working with other entities on encampment clean ups when necessary such as Caltrans, Zone 7 Water District, Union Pacific Railroad, and private property owners. --Addressing patterns of criminal behavior within the homeless community and problem solving ways to create change. --Partnering with other City departments to innovate and ensure consistency of efforts related to homelessness --Acting as a liaison between other members of the community (business owners/employees, residents, etc.) and the homeless community. --Attending meetings locally and regionally to create and maintain partnerships with other stakeholders related to homelessness. --Providing public presentations to educate the community about LPD’s efforts in the area of homelessness. LPD and the City of Livermore are actively working to identify, and contract with, private companies to allow more efficient and timely response to homeless related clean up issues. This includes debris management, encampment clean ups, and biological waste. The desire is to have staff available for immediate responsiveness to calls for needed clean ups as well as proactive efforts to find and clean up messes that have not yet been reported. It is important to mention that at times the police may have limited authority, or no authority, to address a specific homeless related issue such as someone wandering through a neighborhood or hanging around downtown. If no crimes are being committed we are limited to offering resources to the persons we contact. While we do have two Homeless Liaison Officers assigned to specifically address homeless issues, all of our officers and staff are dedicated to addressing the concerns of our community. We are working hard on homeless issues in Livermore, and will continue to look for ways we can improve. We encourage community members to report observed illegal activity by contacting our non-emergency number at 925-371-4987. Community members can directly message our Homeless Liaison Officers via email at LPDHLP@cityoflivermore.net. Community members can also report homeless related criminal activity and illegal encampments online via https://tinyurl.com/y9eja6p8.

** Update - LOCATED Missing Person at Risk** ** Ronald McConnell has been located in the Reno, Nevada area. The Livermore Police Department would like to thank everyone for all their support and assistance.

**HE HAS BEEN LOCATED** ** Update on Silver Alert - Missing Person at Risk ** ** Ronald McConnell has not been located as of this update. Today (10/12/18) at about 2:30 PM, Ronald was believed to be in West Sacramento. ** Ronald McConnell was reported as a missing person at risk on 10/11/18. As of now he has still not been located. Ronald is an 81-year-old male who suffers from the early stages of dementia. Ronald is driving a white 2000 Mercury Sable, with a California license plate of 4RQT003. The Livermore Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating Ronald. If you have any information on Ronald or his whereabouts, please contact the Livermore Police Department or dial 9-1-1.

**HE HAS BEEN LOCATED** **Silver Alert - Missing Person at Risk** The Livermore Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating Ronald McConnell. Ronald is an 81-year-old male who suffers from the early stages of dementia. He was last seen on October 11, 2018 at 8 PM. Ronald left his Livermore residence driving a white 2000 Mercury Sable, with a California license plate of 4RQT003. Ronald was driving to a local store and has not returned home. If you have any information on Ronald or his whereabouts, please contact the Livermore Police Department or dial 9-1-1.

UPDATE: **THE ROADWAY IS OPEN** The Livermore Police Department is investigating a traffic collision in the intersection of First St. at Maple St. Expect delays until early afternoon.

Today, Officer Hayley Hawkins, Officer Tyler Sharp, and Officer Chris Thompson participated in the 2018 Peace Officer Memorial Half Marathon Run in Modesto. All three officers completed the half marathon in full police uniform to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Well done Officers Hawkins, Sharp, and C. Thompson.

The Livermore Police Department would like to share some information with you regarding a scam that has been going around both locally and nationally. We have recently received reports involving a scam where someone will call a victim’s phone claiming to have a family member or family members as a hostage. A simple Google search of “Virtual Kidnapping” will show you how often this scam is being used. These scammers will generally call you and demand ransom in exchange for your loved one's release and tell you to wire the money for the ransom payment. When scammers call victims, direct the person to purchase green dot gift cards or direct them to transfer money via a wire transfer service. According to the FBI, scammers ask for wire transfers because the wire transfers are extremely difficult to trace. In addition, scammers will insist that the victims stay on the line until the wire transfer is complete. Understandably so, this type of scam will strike fear into anyone's heart. Therefore, we want to share with you some things you need to know to protect yourself from potentially falling victim. - These scammers will often have pre-recorded messages of individuals yelling or screaming in the background as they talk on the phone. - The scammers will tell you to withdraw funds from your account and to either purchase gift cards, green dot pre-paid cards, or complete a wire transfer. - Most of these scammers will tell you to stay on the phone and not call the police or something will happen to your family member(s). - Scammers will ask you to honk your horn while you are in your vehicle so they can hear you are still in the car. - When these scammers call, the numbers will usually come up as being from out of the country or foreign. - Recently, these scammers have been able to spoof a phone number you may recognize. - These virtual scammers are becoming more sophisticated. They have been using technology and sophisticated methods to dupe people into thinking that their loved ones have been kidnapped. Things to consider: - Know the vast majority of these are completely fake. - Call your family members to make sure they are ok and confirm they are not in distress. - You may not want to withdraw any money or send anyone money of any kind (including gift cards) without determining the validity of the call. - Notifying your local police department immediately and report the incident to the FBI. The police department wanted to share with the community information about this scam and encourage people to gain additional information by conducting a Google search of “Virtual Kidnapping” and learning about all the tips provided by the FBI to protect yourself.

Officers Lash and Starr were at Altamont Creek Elementary this morning welcoming the Wildcats to school after the students participated in International Walk & Roll to School Day. Approximately 285 students walked or rode their bikes, scooters or skateboards to school this morning in support of this annual event. When walking or biking, parents and children get to appreciate things they don’t notice while driving, such as listening to the sounds of the neighborhood, seeing friends and neighbors and feeling connected with their community. It also enables children to incorporate the regular physical activity they need each day while also forming healthy habits that can last a lifetime.

Trick or Treat Trail 2018 Tuesday, October 30th 2018 the Livermore Police Department will be hosting our 4th annual Trick or Treat Trail. In keeping with tradition, each departmental area within the Police Station will decorate their space according to their own theme. However, we’re going to keep those themes a secret until the night of the event. This year in the spirit of friendly competition we want YOU to vote for each area so you can share which theme you liked best. Aside from trick or treating, we also want to share that the Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Department Foundation has graciously offered to cook hotdogs, sausages and provide chips, soda and water for the families attending our Trick or Treat Trail. There is NO CHARGE for the food; however the Firefighters Foundation will gladly accept donations in order to raise funds for injured and fallen firefighters, police officers and local charities in the tri-valley. Join our local firefighters at The Barn where the food will be served throughout the evening. So please remember, our Trick or Treat Trail will be open to the public from 5pm-8pm, for all children ages 13 and under. We will have special treats for children who suffer from allergies. We look forward to seeing all of you in costume as we proudly host our 4th annual Trick or Treat Trail. Happy Halloween! #LPDTrickorTreatTrail

National Coffee with a Cop Day was a lot of fun! Thank you for hosting us at Starbucks, 4333 First Street.

Today at approximately 11:18 AM PDT expect to receive a test emergency alert message on your cell phone at. You will hear a loud tone & vibration. This is a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system, which is being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and wireless service providers. You cannot opt out of receiving the WEA test. Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 11:18 AM PDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once. The WEA test message will have a header that reads "Presidential Alert" and text that says in English: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” The WEA system is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. The national test will use the same special tone and vibration as with all WEA messages (i.e. AMBER Alert). For more information visit: www.fema.gov/Emergency-Alert-Test

In the past few days, two teenagers have died in Livermore. Both deaths are under investigation by LPD. While it is much too early to determine the causes of death in these cases, the preliminary investigation revealed that both teens might have accidentally overdosed on opioids. The Livermore Police Department is looking at possible links between the deaths. The Livermore Police Department feels it is important to alert the community about these two tragic deaths. Because these cases are under investigation, we will not be releasing more details about the deaths. The deaths occurred on separate days and at different locations. Throughout the nation, there is an opioid epidemic and many common depressants such as Xanax and other narcotics are being infused with fentanyl and sold on the street to unsuspecting users. Fentanyl is a very powerful opioid and has led to many deaths in the United States. Fentanyl and other highly potent synthetic opioids are being mixed with heroin, pressed into counterfeit tablets to look like commonly misused prescription opioids or sedatives, and being mixed with other illicit drugs like cocaine or methamphetamine. The resulting unpredictability in illegal drug products is dramatically increasing the risk of a fatal overdose. Until toxicology tests are conducted, we will not know if these types of drugs contributed to the two deaths in Livermore. Prescription drug abuse is a concern in our community. Community members should be reminded to safeguard medications so that young people do not have access to them. Parents should have continuing conversations with their children regarding substance use, including the misuse or abuse of any type of prescription drug. The Livermore Police Department has recently trained its patrol staff in the administration of Narcan. Patrol staff are now issued Narcan to have it available while they are working in the community. Narcan is the brand name of the medical drug Naloxone that serves as an antidote to opioid overdose. When someone takes too much of an opioid, their breathing slows down and can stop completely. Narcan blocks the effects of opioids and reverses overdose symptoms. It works on overdoses of heroin and prescription painkillers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine. It can take up to 90 minutes for a person to stop breathing after overdosing. When used correctly within this time period, Narcan can restore breathing within two to five minutes, preventing brain injury and death by overdose. Livermore police officers are often the first emergency responders to arrive on scene at an overdose, and having Narcan immediately available can assist them in rendering first aid to the person suffering the medical emergency. The following are possible signs of an overdose and anyone seen exhibiting these signs should have emergency help summoned immediately to aid them: loss of consciousness pinpoint pupils being unresponsive to outside stimulus awake, but unable to talk breathing is very slow and shallow, erratic, or has stopped choking sounds, or a snore-like gurgling noise vomiting body is very limp face is very pale or clammy fingernails and lips turn blue or purplish black pulse (heartbeat) is slow, erratic, or not there at all Extreme mood swings Confusion or drunken behavior The Livermore Police Department asks that anyone with information regarding these two deaths to please contact LPD at 925-371-4777.