Assistant chief Coopwood plans to leave BHPD on Oct. 1
Assistant Chief Marc Coopwood plans to pursue opportunities in the private sector. (photo courtesy of the city of Beverly Hills)
Beverly Hills Police Department Assistant Chief Marc Coopwood has advised city officials that he will resign on Oct. 1 to pursue opportunities in the private sector.
Coopwood, 51, came to the BHPD in 2017 after serving 22 years in the Sacramento Police Department. He has also previously served as president of the California Peace Officers’ Association.
“It has been one of the greatest honors and opportunities of my professional career to work with the women and men at BHPD and with our city leadership team,” Coopwood said. “Together, we have created and advanced some key initiatives and policies to keep our community safe and secure.”
During his tenure at BHPD, Coopwood developed and implemented a comprehensive security infrastructure plan that has reduced crime annually since 2018, according to a press release issued by the BHPD. He was directly responsible for increasing diversity and hiring over 35 police officers since 2017.
Under Coopwood’s leadership, BHPD launched programs such as geographical policing, the Citizen’s Police Academy and the Chief’s Advisory Panel. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills. Coopwood also helped lead the city through civil unrest and protests.
“During one of the most challenging times in the history of the Beverly Hills Police Department, Marc’s experience was invaluable in helping to keep our community safe and secure,” BHPD Chief Dominick Rivetti said.
“I would like to thank Assistant Chief Coopwood for his meaningful contributions and dedicated service to Beverly Hills,” Beverly Hills City Manager George Chavez added.