David O. Livingston
651 Pine Street
Ph: (925) 335-1500
Fx: (925) 335-1691
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Sheriff David Livingston was elected the 22nd Sheriff of Contra Costa County on June 8, 2010. He was sworn in as Sheriff on January 3, 2011. After graduating from college, he started his career as a police officer in the City of Fremont where he later rose to the rank of Captain. He then served as Chief of Police in Pleasant Hill for approximately three years before assuming command of the Concord Police Department in 2005. Along the way he served as a member of the California Police Chiefs Board of Directors and served on the State Bar’s Judicial Nominee Evaluating Committee.
Sheriff Livingston has a record of supporting a community policing philosophy, seeking out current equipment and technology, and standing up for the employees who work with and for him. He intends to study whether 911 calls from cell-phones can be answered locally and he is committed to more active monitoring of parolees throughout the County. Sheriff Livingston has said he values training, teamwork and professionalism.
Sheriff Livingston lives in Danville with his wife Agnes, his three sons and step-daughter. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara and later earned his law degree from the USF School of Law. He attended the FBI Academy, graduated from the POST Command College and is an attorney admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts.
"The Office of the Sheriff is a leader in providing outstanding law enforcement services. I am proud to wear the Sheriff’s Office badge,” Sheriff Livingston said. “I also look forward to working with other County departments and leaders as we tackle the many challenges we face. We are all in this together."