Chief Robert Handy

     Robert Handy was appointed as the Chief of Police of Huntington Beach on December 7, 2013.  Chief Handy comes to Huntington Beach from the City of San Bernardino where he served as the Chief of Police for more than two years.  Prior to San Bernardino, Chief Handy was with the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department for 21 years.  He started as a Police Officer in 1990 and rose through the ranks to Commander.  During his tenure in Phoenix, Chief Handy served in a variety of assignments working in Patrol, Gangs, Training, Tactical Support, and Administration.


     Chief Handy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.  He was also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University for 13 years, teaching and developing Criminal Justice classes.  Chief Handy has been involved heavily in the community in each of the cities he has worked, including here in Huntington Beach where he is involved in several nonprofit and community organizations.  He and his wife Jennifer have two adult daughters.

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