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Pictured, top row (from left): Officers Top row (from left): Officers Lynnsey Diamond, Karly Loberg, Anne-Marie Lunsman, Maraya Contreras and Jaqueline Duran. Middle row (from left): Lt. Elisabeth Albanese, BHPD Chief Spagnoli, Detective Rachel Shannon and Officer Danielle Castro. Bottom row (from left): Officer Stephanie Nguyen-Lieu, Detective Audra Alatorre, Officers Stephanie Frias, Arda Guvlekjian and Adessa Anderson

Girl Power – The Beverly Hills Police Department now has the highest number of sworn female officers in its history

The Beverly Hills Police Department now has the highest number of sworn female officers in its history with 14 women in the 130-member police force, or 10.7 percent, starting with Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli. Pictured, top row (from left): Officers Top row (from left): Officers Lynnsey Diamond, Karly Loberg, Anne-Marie Lunsman, Maraya Contreras and Jaqueline Duran. Middle row (from left): Lt. Elisabeth Albanese, BHPD Chief Spagnoli, Detective Rachel Shannon and Officer Danielle Castro. Bottom row (from left): Officer Stephanie Nguyen-Lieu, Detective Audra Alatorre, Officers Stephanie Frias, Arda Guvlekjian and Adessa Anderson. 4:53 pm Read More

Beverly Hills Police Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect After Months-Long Investigation

The Beverly Hills Police Department this week announced the arrest of a man suspected of a violent sexual assault in April.  The assault occurred on April 22 near Wilshire Boulevard and Merv Griffin Way, when a woman who was walking westbound from West Hollywood was grabbed from behind and pulled to a secluded area nearby, where the man attempted to sexually assault her before fleeing the area. 6:10 pm Read More

Police Chief Spagnoli Holds Town Hall On Beverly Hills Crime

Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli held a Town Hall meeting on crime in the Council Chambers Wednesday, attended by about 50 interested community members. The meeting was brief and informative, addressing issues related to crime and crime prevention, led by Sgt. Sean Smollen. 6:07 pm Read More

Police Flag Ceremony – The Beverly Hills Police Department held a flag ceremony on Thursday morning in front of City Hall in recognition of Tuesday’s National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Mayor Julian Gold with a large portion of the Beverly Hills Police force, including several civilian employees The Beverly Hills Police Department held a flag ceremony on Thursday morning in front of City Hall in recognition of Tuesday’s National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which pays tribute to local, state and federal peace officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty. Pictured above is Mayor Julian Gold with a large portion of the Beverly Hills Police force, including several civilian employees. 5:18 pm Read More

Welcome To The BHPD – The Beverly Hills Police Department welcomed two new officers Friday, at their graduation from the Police Academy

Assistant Chief Marc Coopwood, left, Lieutenant Scott Dowling (second from right) and Sergeant Todd Withers (far right) welcome Officer Jesse Lyga and Officer Sydney Burke (second and third from right) to the BHPD family. The Beverly Hills Police Department welcomed two new officers Friday, at their graduation from the Police Academy. Assistant Chief Marc Coopwood, left, Lieutenant Scott Dowling (second from right) and Sergeant Todd Withers (far right) welcome Officer Jesse Lyga and Officer Sydney Burke (second and third from right) to the BHPD family. When Chief Sandra Spagnoli came to the City of Beverly Hills two years ago, there were only 116 officers. These graduations brings the total number to 135 sworn officers. 5:40 pm Read More

BHPD Officer Receives National Recognition – BHPD Officer Karly Loberg was honored for dedicated service as a first responder

v-police Each year, The American Legion gives its National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award to a well-rounded law enforcement officer who has exceeded the duty requirements expected of his or her position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement. The award, which especially takes into account heroic acts, is presented annually at the Legion's national convention. BHPD Officer Karly Loberg was honored for dedicated service as a first responder. Pictured from left: American Legion District Commander  Michael Hjelmstad, Treasurer Ruth Hackney, Officer Karly Loberg, Law and Order Chairman Tim Carr and Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli. 5:59 pm Read More

Spagnoli Updates Community On School Safety Plans

M-bhpd Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli has been making the rounds to address the issue of school safety since the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida, speaking last week at City Hall to concerned parents and to the City Council at the request of Mayor Lili Bosse, and again to the PTA at Beverly Hills High School Thursday. 6:35 pm Read More

Spagnoli Insists BHUSD Schools Safe In Wake Of Florida School Shooting

In the wake of another school shooting this week, which left 17 dead at a Florida high school, the importance of school safety is being felt acutely across the nation.  In Beverly Hills, a previously scheduled Town Hall led by Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli (slated to begin Thursday evening, just after the Courier’s deadline), was set to discuss crime trends, crime prevention and community/neighborhood safety. 6:53 pm Read More

Celebrating With Seniors – Beverly Hills Community Services hosted a Valentine’s Day dance celebration at Roxbury Park Tuesday

ictured, from left: Officer Tom West, Officer Joshua Cudworth, Captain Mark Miner, Lieutenant Elisabeth Albanese, Sergeant David Dimond, Officer Michael Yamada, Chief Sandra Spagnoli, Assistant Chief Marc Coopwood, Sergeant Billy Fair, Dispatcher Anabel Margosian, Officer Dominique Sandifer, Officer Nicholas DiMento and K9 Officer Dave Rudy. Beverly Hills Community Services hosted a Valentine’s Day dance celebration at Roxbury Park Tuesday and were joined by Beverly Hills police. Pictured, from left: Officer Tom West, Officer Joshua Cudworth, Captain Mark Miner, Lieutenant Elisabeth Albanese, Sergeant David Dimond, Officer Michael Yamada, Chief Sandra Spagnoli, Assistant Chief Marc Coopwood, Sergeant Billy Fair, Dispatcher Anabel Margosian, Officer Dominique Sandifer, Officer Nicholas DiMento and K9 Officer Dave Rudy. 5:44 pm Read More

Lending A Hand – Beverly Hills police officers were photographed Wednesday on their final day assisting authorities in Montecito

Pictured, from left:  Officer Josh Cudworth, Officer Jim Keenaghan, Sergeant Don Chase, Officer Chris Bond and Officer Scott Dibble. Beverly Hills police officers were photographed Wednesday on their final day assisting authorities in Montecito. The BHPD had been in the area helping with recovery efforts from the fires that ravaged the Santa Barbara area last month. Pictured, from left:  Officer Josh Cudworth, Officer Jim Keenaghan, Sergeant Don Chase, Officer Chris Bond and Officer Scott Dibble. 6:07 pm Read More