Chief Sandra Spagnoli was appointed to the position of Chief of Police for the City of Beverly Hills on March 14, 2016, after serving as Police Chief with the City of San Leandro from 2011-2016 and the City of Benicia from 2007-2010. As Police Chief, she has been successful in implementing contemporary public safety initiatives ultimately reducing crime, incorporating grant funding to start new programs, developing community partnerships, enhancing neighborhood outreach and utilizing technology to enhance the delivery of police services.
Chief Spagnoli holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services Management. She attended the FBI Academy, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, WestPoint Leadership Academy, Executive Leaders Program and POST Command College. Since 2000, she has instructed at the Los Angeles Police Department's Leadership Academy and is a member of the Peace Officers Standards and Training Advisory Committee, California Police Chiefs Technology Committee and the International Association of Police Chiefs Mid-size agency Region Chair.