Captain John Gamez has been a member of the Daly City Police Department since 1994 when he started his career as a patrol officer. During his six years as an officer, he served as a Field Training Officer, Detective and SWAT Team Member.
Detective John Gamez was promoted to the rank of sergeant in July of 2000. During his six years as a sergeant, he was responsible for the direct supervision of patrol officers, became a SWAT Team Leader, and acted as the Department's Training and Recruiting Sergeant.
In 2006, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a lieutenant, he had many responsibilities in the organization. He was assigned as the weekend Patrol Watch Commander overseeing all department operations and supervising 20 officers and sergeants assigned to his Division. In 2010, he was assigned as the commanding officer of the Special Operations Division, which includes the Department's Traffic and Community Policing Units.
In December 2010, he was assigned as the Acting Captain in charge of Field Operations, which includes the Patrol and Traffic Divisions. In March 2012, he was promoted to Captain in charge of Field Operations and was also responsible for the Department's Compstat program, meeting regularly with Field Operations Staff to discuss crime trends and deployment strategies. In April 2014, he took over the Support Services Bureau.
Captain Gamez holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management from California State University, Sacramento, which he received in 1993. He has also attended the Westpoint Leadership Academy, the Boston University Senior Management Institute for Policing and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.