Assistant Chief Manuel Martinez was hired by the San Jose Police Department in March of 1982 and completed 27 years of service before leaving to become the Chief of Police for Daly City. As an officer, he worked in the Bureau of Field Operations, Special Operations-M.E.R.G.E. (Mobile Emergency Response Group and Equipment) and Investigations-Burglary Prevention Unit. As a Sergeant, he worked in the Bureau of Field Operations, Special Operations-M.E.R.G.E., Narcotic Covert Investigations, Investigations-Robbery and the F.B.I. Violent Gang Task Force. As a Lieutenant, he worked in the Bureau of Field Operations, Field Training Program, Investigations-Missing Persons Unit and Investigations- Homicide Unit. Assistant Chief Martinez was promoted to the rank of Captain and worked in the Bureau of Field Operations, Airport Division and Bureau of Investigations.
Assistant Chief Martinez was selected on November 23, 2009 as the Chief of Police for Daly City and remained the Chief of Police for Eight years before accepting the Assistant Chief of Police position for the City of Salinas Police Department on December 11, 2017.
Assistant Chief Martinez was assigned to the Patrol Division and recently transferred to Investigations Division.
Assistant Chief Martinez served in the U.S. Army and is a life member of VFW POST 8750. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Juris Doctor of Law Degree, a Peace Officer Standard & Training Executive Management Certificate and a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy Class 198. He was awarded the Medal of Valor by the San Jose Police Department.
Assistant Chief Roberto Filice is a highly experienced law enforcement executive with more than 20 years as a public servant. He was appointed Assistant Chief of the Salinas Police Department in 2017. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Chief, Filice served as Operations Commander with the Marina Police Department.
Assistant Chief Filice has made noteworthy strides to advance the Salinas Police Department. His vision, aligned with 21st Century Policing, focuses on the reduction of crime, providing new opportunities for officer career development, reforming the organization’s efficiency through improved technology, and he is committed to refining and fostering community relationships.
Assistant Chief Filice prioritizes community engagement and outreach by regularly reaching out to community groups, professional leaders, and local organizations. Assistant Chief Filice spearheaded the City of Salinas’ efforts to be awarded a grant for a full-time victim’s advocate to better serve the residents of Salinas. This victim’s advocate position is the first of its kind within the Salinas Police Department.
His educational accomplishments include completion of the FBI National Academy, Peace Officers Standards and Training Executive Certificate, a Master of Business Administration in Public Administration, a Master of Science degrees in Criminal Justice Administration, from Columbia Southern University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Mountain State University.
Assistant Chief Filice is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), Salinas Faith-Based Organizations, California Police Chiefs Association, Central California Representative on the CalChiefs Board of Directors, and Marina Police Activities League Board Member.