A twenty year law enforcement veteran, Chief Sandra Spagnoli is the Chief of Police in San Leandro, CA. Prior to this, she served as Chief of Police of Benicia, CA. She served in this role for four Prior to that, she was with the San Carlos Police Department for sixteen years, the last eight as a commander. Chief Spagnoli has an extensive record of accomplishments in law enforcement, including community policing, technology, organizational development, and service sharing and consolidation. In her tenure with the San Carlos Police Department, Spagnoli received the Public Technology Institute Achievement Award for her efforts in advancing technology within SCPD.
Chief Spagnoli is a graduate of both the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Police Command College and the FBI National Academy. She holds a Bachelors degree in Human Services Management, and a Masters of Public Administration degree in Human Resource Management, both from the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA. Chief Spagnoli is an instructor at the Los Angeles Police Department's West Point Leadership Academy. She also serves on a POST Advisory Committee and is the First Vice President for the California Peace Officers Association.