Livermore Acting Police Chief Jeramy Young has had his interim tag removed, having been appointed to the permanent position this week following a nationwide recruitment process that lasted several months, city officials announced Wednesday.
"I'm excited to step into this new role and look forward to serving the community as their police chief," Young said in a statement. "I have enjoyed working in Livermore and am eager to build on the great successes already achieved. The men and women of the Livermore Police Department are dedicated professionals, and I am honored to work with them."
City Manager Marc Roberts, who made the appointment, said Young "brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization. Chief Young is dedicated to social justice, continuous improvement and transparency, and has a passion for serving our community."
Young -- who stepped in to temporarily lead the force after former police chief Michael Harris retired in August -- has achieved "many notable accomplishments" during his six years with the department, according to city staff.
Starting with the LPD as a captain in 2014, Young was credited for implementing the Area Command Policing Model, improving community relationships, and creating a real-time crime center that aids in responding to crimes more effectively and efficiently, among other endeavors.
He has also been "actively engaged" with the Livermore City Council's Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee to advise on law enforcement issues such as racial justice, mental health response and recruitment diversity.
Young's responsibilities entail upholding the city's standards for policing, developing and maintaining relationships with the community and outside law enforcement agencies, as well as "providing an important perspective on the city's management team," according to city officials.
The recruitment effort included a community survey for public feedback about the community's desired traits in their next police chief, multiple interview panels with involvement from members of the city's Equity and Inclusion working group, community stakeholders and law enforcement representatives.
Before joining the LPD, Young spent 12 years in various roles with the Modesto Police Department. Prior to then, he was an officer with the city of Seaside and a sergeant with CSU Monterey Bay.
Young graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., and has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice management and an MBA in finance. He is married and enjoys golfing and camping with his family including three children.