Early Life & Education
Meet Millbrae's Police Chief: Sheriff's Lieutenant Ed Barberini (circa 2012)
Ed Barberini was raised in Burlingame, California.
He attended schools there as a youngster.
He later graduated from California State University, Hayward in 2005 with an M.P.A.
with an emphasis on public policy. In
2011, he earned a second Master's degree from the Naval Postgraduate School Homeland Defense & Security. 
Barberini has served multiple positions in law enforcement, particularly in San Mateo County.
Since starting his law enforcement career in June 1994, he has been a correctional officer, patrol deputy, and detective for the San Mateo County sheriff's office and Redwood City Police Department.
From February 2000 to June 2005, he worked in San Mateo County's departments of narcotics and vehicle theft.
Spending most of his time in narcotics, he served as an interim special agent supervisor to combat drug trafficking within the county.
He helped develop programs to detect organized narcotic trafficking groups, provided statistical information, and analyzed data regarding the distribution of controlled substances.
In February 2012, Lt. Barberini became the San Mateo County's Chief of Police Services.
He served as Chief for the City of Millbrae, California, a city with the population of 22,000 people.
Chief Barberini is a fan of the San Francisco Giants; he also watched their minor league team, the San Jose Giants, play baseball growing up.
He also enjoys reading; in an interview, he talked about reading a book about a World War II veteran and his experiences called Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.