on Tuesday received statewide recognition for its traffic safety efforts.
At a ceremony held at the department offices, the California Highway Patrol and California Office of Traffic Safety presented the following awards to Livermore police:
- Best Traffic Safety program for agencies with 86 to 105 officers
- Special Award for Child Passenger Safety
- Special Award for Motorcycle Safety
- Commissioners Award for Best Overall Traffic Safety Program in the State
The awards are part of the California Law Enforcement Challenge, a program coordinated by the CHP and OTS. More than 200 agencies submitted applications.
Officials said winning safety programs are those that combine officer training, public information and enforcement to reduce crashes and injuries within its jurisdiction.
Livermore Police Chief Steve Sweeney said it was an honor to receive the awards and the recognition is a result of the department's hard work.
"It is a very proud day for this department," he said. "We do it for the community and it is nice to know we are having an impact on traffic safety."
In addition to the statewide honors, Sweeney recognized the following officers for their traffic safety efforts in the first half of 2011:
- Patrol -- Officer Rich Hill (21 Citations)
- Traffic -- Officer Joe Nguyen (206 Citations)
- Patrol -- Officer Keith Pini (63 Citations)
- Traffic -- Officer Traci Rebiejo (292 Citations)
- Patrol -- Officer Andrew Estes (19 Arrests)
- Patrol -- Officer Scott Harrison (19 Arrests)
- Traffic -- Officer Glen Robbins (11 Arrests)