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Beverly Hills News – BHPD Chief Announces Captain Tony Lee Departure to Become UCLA Chief of Police

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – 3:56 PM

The Beverly Hills Police Department announced today that Captain Tony will be leaving Beverly Hills to run the UCLA police department:

After serving 26 years with the City of Beverly Hills Police Department, Captain Tony Lee will be leaving the City to serve as the Chief of Police of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Police Department.  “Captain Lee has commanded all aspects of the department, served as interim police chief and has a legacy of building relationships throughout the Country.  His leadership and compassion will be an asset to the UCLA Police Department,” said Chief Sandra Spagnoli BHPD.

With broad executive level experience, he oversaw all three Divisions: Field Services, Investigations, and his most recent assignment, Administrative Services.  Lee also served in the capacity as an Acting Chief of Police several times in the past few years.  He considers his assignments as the Intelligence Unit lieutenant and incident commander of high profile events such as the Golden Globes, L.A. Marathon and Vanity Fair as some of the highlights of his career.  Most notable of the executive level training he received, included the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Harvard Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University, and the LAPD’s West Point Leadership.   Lee holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State Universities. 

Prior to joining the BHPD, Lee was a competition fighter in karate, winning the Long Beach International Karate Championships three consecutive years as well as securing three gold medals in the Police Olympics.

“It’s been an amazing 26 year journey serving the greatest community in the world and working side by side with some of the best and brightest police professionals in California, I’ve made life-long friends in this community, and with a heavy heart, I just can’t express how thankful and privileged I was to work here,” said Lee.

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