Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 10:31 AM
San Leandro Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli has been tapped to become new chief of the Beverly Hills Police Department.
Spagnoli, a 33-year law enforcement veteran, will take the reins from BHPD Chief Dominick Rivetti on March 14.
“I am looking forward to becoming part of the City of Beverly Hills team and building on the legacy of excellence in City services and safety,” Spagnoli said in a statement. “The community and police department have an outstanding reputation and it is an honor to be selected as the next police chief in Beverly Hills.”
Spagnoli started with the San Carlos Police Department in 1983 as an explorer, before being hired as a full-time officer in 1990. She was promoted to sergeant in 1996 and commander in 1998. She was chief of the Benicia Police Department for four years before being named San Leandro Police Chief in 2011.
Spangoli – who holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Management –has attended the FBI Academy, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Academy, Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School/Center for Homeland Security and Defense and POST Command College. She has been an instructor at the LAPD’s Leadership Academy since 2000.
“Chief Spagnoli is an accomplished veteran with an outstanding reputation who brings to our City organization a tremendous record of law enforcement leadership, and integrity achieved throughout her career,” said Beverly Hills City Manager Mahdi Aluzri.