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Livermore Police Chief Steve Sweeney Retiring in March

Chief Steve Sweeney has been with the Livermore Police Department since 1984 and chief since 2007.

Livermore's highest ranking police officer is calling it a career.

Chief Steve Sweeney will step down from his post on March 29, ending a 29-year career with the Livermore Police Department, according to the Contra Costa Times.

In a statement, Livermore Mayor John Marchand said:

The excellence of our police department is a direct reflection of Chief Sweeney's unparalleled leadership. I have been honored to work with a chief of his caliber, and Livermore is a better place because he has served our community so well.

Sweeney started as a patrol officer and member of the SWAT team. He made his way through the ranks, becoming a detective, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain before becoming chief.

What do you think of Sweeney's tenure as police chief? Is Livermore safer today than it was when he took over as chief in 2007? Tell us in the comments section below.

Ken Sair January 25, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Welcome to the retirement club my friend. Ken Sair
Betsy January 25, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Thank you Chief for all of your years of hard work and dedication to the citizens of Livermore. We appreciate it and thank you for making Livermore a better place. Enjoy some time off, you have earned it!
Roger Johnson January 25, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Congratulations Chief..! It was a pleasure working under your command.
Michael Bartholomew January 25, 2013 at 10:22 PM
Congratulations Chief Sweeney..enjoy your retirement..Livermore is a Safe and Proud place to live thanks to Law Enforcement Leaders such as yourself.
CAofficerX January 25, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Hey Numbnuts, I would have wrote you a ticket too! I can also presume you failed the 'Attitude' test as well. Next time wear your seatbelt so they don't have to scrape your lifeless carcass from the pavement some day!

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