City of San Leandro logoAngela Averiett, current Interim Police Chief, has been appointed by City Manager Fran Robustelli to serve as the next Police Chief of San Leandro, effective June 3, 2024. Chief Averiett comes to San Leandro after serving as the police chief of the City of Los Altos. Prior to Los Altos, Chief Averiett spent her career with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, Hayward Police Department, and BART Police Department.

“Chief Averiett is a well-respected law enforcement veteran, who is an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and community building,” said City Manager Fran Robustelli. “Chief Averiett will provide immediate attention to pressing needs, such as transparency, investment into personnel, and continuing to implement police oversight for the department. Notably, her affiliation with Simon Sinek’s The Curve serves as an inspiration for the City’s commitment to continue the advancement of police reform. The Curve gives forward-thinking leaders in policing the most current and creative ideas about leadership and the resources to implement them so they can more effectively modernize their cultures from the inside-out.”

In response to her appointment, Chief Averiett stated, “It is an honor to be gifted the chance to serve the dedicated women and men of the San Leandro Police Department and the rich, diverse group of San Leandrans. Our profession faces many challenges, but we have a tremendous opportunity to set an example for progressive, transparent, accountable, and community-focused policing. I look forward to working closely with all of our internal and external stakeholders to make the San Leandro Police Department a pioneering model of contemporary policing for others to emulate.”

Chief Averiett holds a bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies from St. Mary’s College (Moraga, California). She also graduated from the Alameda County Leadership Academy and the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Academy. She currently serves on a number of community, civic, and professional organizations, including the California Association of Hostage Negotiators, Peace Officer Standards and Training AB392 Use of Force Guidelines Committee, NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives), and Women Leaders in Law Enforcement.