Beverly Hills Police Department Captain Lincoln Hoshino officially retired yesterday evening after spending 33 years serving the community in a variety of capacities since first joining the force in 1986.
“Captain Hoshino has served a long and distinguished career,” said Chief Sandra Spagnoli. “He has been instrumental in the success of our department and the close connection we have with our community. We congratulate him on his retirement and wish him the very best.”
After joining BHPD as a Police Cadet in 1986, Captain Hoshino was later sworn in that same year as a police officer on Dec. 15.
Over the course of his distinguished career, he steadily worked himself up the ranks from Sergeant to Lieutenant to Captain. During his tenure, Lincoln has worked in the Bike Unit, as a Field Training Officer,
as a member of the Special Response Team, as a Range Master Instructor, as a Defensive Tactics Instructor and in the Professional Standards and Intelligence Units, to name a few of his roles.
Additionally, Hoshino served as Staff Advisor for the Police Foundation and the Charitable Solicitations Commission. He is also the recipient of the 1995 Rotary Club Officer of the Year, the 1999 Allen H. Karlin Memorial Award and the 2018 Rotary Vocational Award.