National Command & Staff College

Chief Sam Spiegel

Sam Spiegel retired as Chief of Police and Director of Emergency Services for the City of Folsom, California in November of 2010. He served in that capacity for over nine and a half years. During his tenure as Chief, he also served as the interim City Manager / Assistant City Manager for the better part of 2006. A forty-year veteran in law enforcement with ten years of public service consulting, he is the founder and General Manager of Public Safety Partners, LLC.   He is recognized as a successful leader, trainer and problem solver with visionary organizational and leadership development skills and a strong acumen for public safety technology. Throughout his forty-plus year tenure in law enforcement and consulting, he has worked a myriad of assignments, and is a recognized subject matter expert and trainer for Comprehensive Service Delivery and Staffing Studies, Executive Team Development, Organization Development and Transformation.   He holds a Masters Degree in Management, Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and a California Teaching Credential. Chief Spiegel served as the Chair of the Folsom Lake College Administration of Justice Advisory Committee for over six years.  He has instructed and assisted in the development of many training programs that included Employee and Leadership Development, Continuous Improvement Teams, Critical Incident Management, Futures Technologies and Interest Based Negotiating.

Chief Spiegel held the position as Chairman of the Law and Legislative Committee for the California Police Chiefs Association for nine years and was also an ex-officio board member of the California Fire Chiefs Association for two years. He still advocates for public safety as a subject matter expert on communications/9-1-1 legislative issues. He is a Past-President of the California Peace Officers Association and former member of the California Homeland Security Public Safety Advisory Council. Appointed under three California Attorneys General, Chief Spiegel served twelve years on the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications Advisory Committee (CLETS), serving the last three years as the committee Chair. He has ten years’ service to the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, 9-1-1 Advisory Committee, by gubernatorial appointments. He previously served six years as a member of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Advisory Committee.

Chief Spiegel is a senior faculty member of the National Command & Staff College.