San Diego Port Police Chief Mark Stenbrook has been selected as the new chief of the Beverly Hills Police Department, it was announced Wednesday.
Stenbrook is expected to take over the role in late November, succeeding interim president Dominic Rivetti, who has headed the division since May 2020, according to Keith Sterling, Beverly Hills’ chief communications officer.
Stainbrook began his career as an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1995. He rose to the rank of lieutenant before joining the San Diego Harbor Police Department as an assistant chief in 2011.
Stenbrook became chief of the San Diego Harbor Police Department in 2018. He was named District Law Executive of the Year in the 2019 San Diego Crime Commission.
“The opportunity to lead the Beverly Hills Police Department is the culmination of my career in law enforcement,” Steenbrook said.
“I look forward to working with the distinguished staff at BHPD while engaging with members of the community as we all work together to keep the community safe and move the department forward.”
Stenbrook said Stenbrook recently retired from his position with the rank of lieutenant colonel in the US Marine Corps Reserve, where he held a variety of duties including military police, civil affairs and information operations over a 32-year period. While serving in Iraq in 2003, Steinbrook was tasked with reconstitution of Iraqi police units in Baghdad.
“Steinbrook’s international credentials, experience in high-level agencies, and her collaborative approach will bring new energy and insight to our community and department,” said George Chavez, City Manager of Beverly Hills.