Merry Christmas from the Livonia Police Department!

The Livonia Police Department was selected by the Livonia Elks Lodge #2246 as this year’s recipient of their Emotional Support Teddy Bear gratitude grant. Their reasoning as stated in their letter to Chief Caid was for the ongoing efforts to protect and serve our community. The Elks National Foundation invests $12.4 million yearly into Elks communities to help meet local needs.

Mr. David Bibik, who is the grand coordinator for the Elks, donated these teddy bears so that our officers could hand them out when we respond to incidents involving children. Mr. Bibik described his own personal incident where his wife and son were involved in a car crash many years ago. The LPD officer that responded gave his son a stuffed bear which he kept for years and as an adult still remembers the kindness of the officer.

We here at the Livonia Police Department appreciate this act of kindness from the Livonia Elks Lodge and will use these bears to brighten up some children’s day during this holiday season.

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On October 12th, 2020, just after 6:00 pm, the Livonia Police Department received a 911 emergency call from a mother who reported that her two-year-old daughter was choking on a piece of pickled beet. Two Livonia officers arrived on scene within minutes and observed the child to be unresponsive and blue in the face. Both officers performed back blows and abdominal thrusts in an attempt to clear the child’s airway. The child was transported to St Mary’s Hospital in Livonia by the Livonia Fire Department where multiple pieces of beet were removed from her airway. The child was then air lifted to Mott’s Children Hospital in Ann Arbor where she has made a full recovery.

Recently, the child and her family came in to the Livonia Police Department to show their appreciation. The child was able to meet and get a picture with one of the officers who helped save her life that day.

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For the past couple of weeks, the Livonia Police Department has been a “Toys for Tots” drop box location, collecting new, unwrapped toys for children in need this holiday season. The Livonia community has shown a tremendous amount of support and generosity as numerous toys have been dropped off at LPD. We would like to say “Thank you” to all of those who have donated and contributed to this great cause! The Toys for Tots drop box will remain in the LPD Front Lobby until December 20th.

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The Livonia Police Department would like to congratulate Sandy of Livonia as our November Ring Video Doorbell winner! Sandy was randomly chosen as the winner this month. The doorbell will allow another camera system to be added to our “Neighbors” by Ring community.

If you have already filled out an entry form you will still be eligible for future drawings. If you have not filled out an entry form please visit. http://www.livoniapd.com/ring-door-bell-giveaway/. to enter.

Good luck in December!