Department Updates

The Police Department attended training throughout the year including legal update training and intermediate Spanish. There were two new patrol vehicles and two new detective vehicles were put into service.


The Police Department participated in the following events:
  • Escorted and assisted with traffic control for several parades and events throughout the year including the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department 100th Anniversary Parade, the Dunbar Alumni Association Parade, the Spirit Ride bicycle event, the Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk and the annual lighted Christmas Parade.
  • Livingston Police Chief Dennis Clifton assisted with the Region 6 Special Olympic Basketball Tournament by cooking hamburgers for the 14 teams that participated in the tournament. The Livingston Go-Getters placed 3rd and 5th and did an awesome job.
  • The Livingston Police Department celebrated National Public Safety Telecommunications Week April 12th through April 18th and expressed appreciation for the dedication and professionalism of the department's telecommunicators.
  • The ‘City Slickers' Basketball Team, made up of employees from various City departments, competed in a basketball competition with the ‘Go Getters' Livingston Special Olympics Basketball Team, coached by Detective Marty Drake. The City Slickers team was once again defeated.
  • Participated in the 9-11 remembrance ceremony at Livingston High School football game that honored police, fire and EMS personnel.
  • Partnered with the Texas Department of Public Safety and Walmart for the second annual "Shop with a Cop" event where several local children were treated to breakfast with the officers before going on a shopping spree.

Local School Partnerships

The Police Department partnered with local schools on the following:
  • Livingston police officers assisted the teachers and staff of Timber Creek Elementary School with their field trip to Sonic.
  • Officer Kevin Blackburn cosponsored the Livingston Junior High Crime Stoppers program and participated in numerous activities throughout the school year.
  • The Livingston Police Department's Caran Coward Memorial Scholarship was awarded to four graduating seniors from Livingston High School. Scholarships were presented by Officer Chad Lilley. Department employees raised funds for the scholarships by selling barbecue sandwiches.
  • Officer Scott Paske gave a presentation at Livingston Junior High for the Hometown Hero event.


The Livingston Police Department presented public safety programs to various civic organizations in the community.

Detective Marty Drake and Officer Kaleb Barker gave a presentation to the Beacon Bay Baptist Church on "Prevention of Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft."