Chief Robert Handy, M.S.


Chief of Police, Huntington Beach Police Department, San Bernardino Police Department

Chief Robert Handy is 30-year law enforcement professional having serving in a wide variety of assignments from Patrol Officer to Police Chief. Handy served in three separate jurisdictions: Huntington Beach, California; San Bernardino, California; and Phoenix, Arizona.  

Chief Handy worked a wide variety of assignments from officer/detective through leadership positions in all divisions of a police agency and has been involved in training and teaching for decades. His broad-base of experience includes firearms instructor, arrest tactics/use of force instructor, academy instructor, in-service instructor, and  veteran university teacher. Chief Handy has obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Public Administration and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.  

Chief Handy has taught and developed police officers and police leaders from agencies across the Country. His diverse experiences from three jurisdictions, combined with years of academic research and teaching, has provided Handy with vast knowledge and expertise in police practices, training, and every other aspect of contemporary policing.