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.
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