Sandra Spagnoli is her name; she is 33 years old, a veteran, and is known for holding her ethical values close to heart. She was hired in March after the department spent a year looking for someone to fill the position. Spagnoli has previously held chief positions but is Beverly Hills‘ first female police chief.
One of the main goals Spagnoli has as chief is to figure out how to use the current station space most efficiently and effectively. The design of the space is no longer entirely ideal; however, she hopes to make the most out of it. She also hopes to demonstrate fairness in all she does and to better unite the community and police department. In efforts of doing so, she plans to host an event called “Coffee with Cops” to allow residents to meet their police officers on a more personal level. Additionally, she is collaborating with social services to limit the number of homeless people living on the street.
Spagnoli has always had passion for social work and has spent her life as an adult working towards the goals she set during her time in high school. She was a Cadet, went on to attain her bachelor’s in human services management, and graduated with a master’s in public administration. Additionally, she participated in the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security, attended the FBI Academy, and POST Command College.
Spagnoli mainly strives to effectively do her job and create a community that is widely recognized for its positive efforts. In order to achieve this goal, she actively works with other government agencies and is on top of the latest public safety issues. It very much seems Sandra Spagnoli is a police officer that will passionately care for the community and will give her all to serve/protect it well.