The Long Beach Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of several employees who were recognized during the Department’s first virtual promotion ceremony, which was held yesterday.
Command level promotions include Deputy Chief Robert Smith appointed in June 2020, Bureau Manager Julissa Jose-Murray appointed in January 2021, and Administrator Tom Leary appointed in January 2021. Biographies are available below.
Employees recognized during the virtual ceremony are as follows:
Deputy Chief Robert Smith:
Please click here for Deputy Chief Smith’s promotion announcement and biography.
Bureau Manager Julissa Jose-Murray:
Julissa Jose-Murray was appointed to the position of Bureau Manager over the Business Operations Bureau. In this position, Jose-Murray will oversee finance, personnel, and facility operations. She has worked for the City of Long Beach for over 14 years, most recently working for the Financial Management Department. Jose-Murray is a graduate of the City’s Management Assistant Program, Leadership Long Beach Institute, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship program. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Demographic and Social Analysis from University of California, Irvine and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona. She earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Women’s Studies from the University of Rochester (NY).
Administrator Tom Leary:
Tom Leary was appointed as the Public Records Compliance Administrator. In this position, Leary is responsible for ensuring the Department is up-to-date with SB 1421 and Public Records Act mandates. He has over 23 years of service with the City. Leary has spent the last six years in the Police Department as our volunteer coordinator providing oversight to 272 volunteers, and most recently served as the Interim Public Records Compliance Administrator. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Business Administration, Management Science from University of Connecticut.