City – City Manager Patricia Martel
announced today that longtime public safety
leader, Manuel Martinez, Jr., has been selected
as Daly City’s new Chief of Police. Martinez’
selection follows a rigorous recruitment effort
to fill the vacant position.
“Manny Martinez is an outstanding addition
to the City’s professional management
staff,” said City Manager Patricia Martel.
“His background in public safety is impressive.
He brings over 27 years of law enforcement experience
to the job of Police Chief and has a track record
of outstanding performance.”
is leaving the post of Police Captain, held
since 2004, for the City of San Jose. He served
as one of several Captains in a law enforcement
agency that supports a diverse community of
more than 1,000,000 residents. Captain Martinez
has provided leadership and enthusiasm focused
on fulfilling the primary mission of creating
safe places to live, work and recreate via community
previous assignments have placed him in a variety
of roles including Patrol Division Commander,
Bureau of Investigations Division Commander
and Airport Patrol Division Commander. As a
Lieutenant, Martinez served as Unit Commander
for The Bureau of Investigations, Homicide and
Juvenile/Missing Person Units, Area Patrol Commander
and Patrol Commander for The Bureau of Field
Operations (Field Training Officer Program).
Prior leadership roles as a Sergeant included
SWAT, Narcotic Covert Investigations, and Robbery
Unit/FBI Violent Crimes Gang Task Force.
Martinez received a Juris Doctor degree from
Lincoln Law School, San Jose, CA in 2004; and
a Bachelor of Arts in Management in 1999 from
Saint Mary’s College of California in
Moraga. He is a graduate of the FBI National
Academy Session #198 (1999); and has many years
of professional development under his belt.
In addition, he has received many awards and
letters of commendation for outstanding accomplishments
in the line of duty and is a recipient of the
prestigious Medal of Valor Award from the San
Jose Police Department (1996).
City organization welcomes Manny Martinez to
the City of Daly City and I look forward to
him assuming his new duties as Chief of Police
on November 23, 2009.