The Livermore Police Department is now accepting applications for its 32nd Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The 17 week academy will begin on August 2, 2017 and will end on November 29, 2017. There are no physical requirements for most activities and no costs charged to the participants.
The CPA provides participants with a unique inside look at the Livermore Police Department and the law enforcement community. Participants will be presented with a variety of topics, including patrol operations, communications, evidence collection, hiring and recruitment, traffic, animal control, laws of arrest, search and seizure, use of force, investigations, crime analysis, police procedures, ethical issues, and many others. The sessions are designed so that participants get involved asking questions and doing hands-on activities. A tour of the police facility is included in the first session. There will also be opportunities for ride-a-longs with patrol officers and sit-a-longs with police dispatchers. The program also includes a Range/SWAT day that will be on a Saturday or Sunday, date yet to be determined.
Become involved in your community by serving on one of the City's advisory bodies. Applications are now being accepted for the Commission for the Arts, Historic Preservation Commission, Livermore Area Youth Advisory Commission and the Livermore Housing Authority (Tenant opening - Minimum 62 years of age).
The Livermore Police Department is reminding community members that all fireworks are illegal in the City of Livermore. This includes "Safe and Sane" type fireworks that may be legal to purchase in other cities. The Livermore Police Department will have extra officers working on the Fourth of July and these officers will be looking for and responding to firework violations.
It is unlawful for any person to possess any fireworks within the city of Livermore (Livermore Municipal Code 9.40.020). Any member of the Police Department or the Fire Department can seize any fireworks located in Livermore and the owner may be charged for the cost of destroying the fireworks. Police Officers finding persons in possession of fireworks may issue that person a citation for a misdemeanor offense with a fine of up to $500 and jail time of up to 30 days in county jail.
Congratulations to Sergeant Kevin Santin on his well-deserved retirement after 29 years of service to the Livermore Police Department and community. Sergeant Santin began his career in November of 1988. From the beginning of his career as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant Santin has always shown a high level of expertise and commitment to keeping the citizens of Livermore safe. As a valued Field Training Officer, he helped shape a positive course for the department. As a Crime’s Against Persons Detective, his work ethic and tenacity to solve the case(s) were second to none. His dedication and commitment as a SWAT Team Member set the course for the future of the team. Most recently, as a Patrol and CIB Sergeant, Kevin is highly respected for his leadership and expertise. Congratulation’s Sergeant Santin – you will be missed!