Chief Robert Handy (Ret.)


Chief Robert Handy is a 30-year law enforcement professional, having served in various assignments from police recruit to police chief. 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 and detective through leadership positions in all divisions of a police agency and has been involved in training and teaching for decades.  His broad experience includes firearms instructor, arrest tactics and 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 United States. His diverse experiences from three jurisdictions, combined with years of academic research and teaching, have provided Handy with vast knowledge and expertise in police practices, training, and every other aspect of contemporary policing.

Chief Handy currently serves as a consultant, expert witness, organizational assessor for police departments, business development partner, and executive coach.