Director of Public Safety
The Administration Division is responsible for the day-to-day administration of providing law enforcement, fire protection, and emergency medical services to the citizens of Beverly Hills. The Director of Public Safety is responsible for a budget of just above $5.1 million and the department's 24 employees. The staff consists of full-time and part-time members. The Director of Public Safety reports directly to the Village Administrator. The Administrative Division is comprised of the Director of Public Safety, Deputy Chief of Public Safety, and an Administrative Assistant. Under the leadership of Director Richard Torongeau, the Village of Beverly Hills Department of Public Safety continues to guide the delivery of efficient and effective service to the community through high standards of service delivery and professionalism. This guidance ensures victims of crime and those experiencing personal emergencies are treated with compassion. It also seeks the cooperation with the community through the development and implementation of local partnerships in solving local problems, through efficient and effective utilization of resources, environmental scanning and an intelligence-led problem-solving approach. The Department will continue to work towards achieving best practices and embrace management principles that ensure staff have the appropriate authority, accountability, tools, education, training and development to deliver professional services.