Simi Valley Police Department
Jun 11, 2019 7:00 PM
Chief David M. Livingstone
Simi Valley Police Department

Livingstone possesses over 26 years of law enforcement experience, all of which he has served with the Simi Valley Police Department. As a member of the Simi Valley Police Department, Livingstone has risen through the ranks as a Patrol Officer, Senior Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, Deputy Chief, and he has served as Interim Chief since former Chief McCann retired in December of 2016.

In announcing the appointment, Levitt stated, “The City has conducted a nationwide recruitment search for this critical executive position, resulting in some exceptional choices for Simi Valley’s next Chief of Police. Following an extensive selection process, we identified that Livingstone was the best positioned to be the next Chief of Police in Simi Valley and that he possesses the vision, professionalism, and experience to lead the Simi Valley Police Department.”

Upon accepting the appointment, Livingstone, a lifelong Simi Valley resident, commented, “I am very grateful to the City of Simi Valley for all of the opportunities it has provided me over the years and I am excited to take on this new role, leading the men and women of the Simi Valley Police Department. This appointment is especially meaningful to me as I have spent my entire career within the Department serving my home community so to now have the opportunity to lead the Simi Valley Police Department into the future is an honor.”

Livingstone has a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from California State University Northridge and is currently completing his PhD at the University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the Simi Valley Police Foundation Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Simi Valley, and Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley.