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San Leandro Police Department
Friday March 23rd, 2012 :: 08:06 p.m. PDT



Sandra Spagnoli Chief of Police
901 East 14th Street, San Leandro CA 94577


DATE / TIME OF RELEASE: March 23, 2012

PRESS RELEASE OFFICER: Chief Sandra Spagnoli
TELEPHONE: (510) 577-3251

San Leandro Appoints New Police Captain
San Leandro Police Department is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Police Captain. Edward Tracey, currently a Captain with the Oakland Police Department, has been with the Oakland Police Department for 19 years and started his career as a police officer with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Police Department. He will start in San Leandro on April 21 and be assigned to the Administrative Services Division.
“This appointment comes at a time in which the department continues to focus on contemporary public safety initiatives focused on community safety. Ed’s extensive professional experience, knowledge and proven track record will be a good fit to achieving this goal,” said Sandra Spagnoli, (San Leandro) Police Chief. “We had a pool of exceptionally qualified applicants, both internally and externally, making this a very difficult decision. Ed’s commitment to community engagement, leadership skills, and proven operational experience make him the right choice to serve as one of two second in command positions in the department.”
He has worked in Patrol, Community Services, Crime prevention, Investigations, Gang Investigations and was member of the Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). Tracey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2004 and worked in Patrol as a Watch Commander and Area Commander. He also did a tour in the department’s Internal Affairs Division as the Investigation Commander. In 2007, Tracey was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned as the Commander of the Special Operations Division overseeing programs such as Community Policing, SWAT, Air Support, Traffic Division and Marine Patrol. Most recently, Tracey served as the Training Commander of the OPD.
Captain Tracey has extensive training and experience in the fields of Tactics, Crowd Management as well as Community Policing. He has authored Department policies to enhance accountability and transparency. He was the recipient of the Department’s Medal of Merit for his role in saving a suicidal man in 1997. In 2010 Captain Tracey was awarded the “Career Achievement Award” from the Asian Gang Investigators Association of California.
Captain Tracey received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice as well as a Masters Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Hayward. He is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy as well as the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute. Captain Tracey serves as the Chairman of the Asian Advisory on Crime Committee (AACC) in Oakland.

San Leandro Police Department
901 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577

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