Assistant Chief Jose E. Gomez


Assistant Chief Jose "Manny" Gomez joined the Winston-Salem Police Department in January Gomez1999. He began his career with the WSPD as a Police Cadet in the Support Services Bureau.

Professional Career

Assistant Chief Gomez has served in the Field Services Bureau/Patrol Division, Foot Patrol Units, and Special Operations Division. While assigned to the Special Operations Division, Assistant Chief Gomez served with the Street Crimes Unit and the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. In 2014, Assistant Chief Gomez was named the SWAT Sniper Team Leader.

Assistant Chief Gomez served with the Investigative Services Bureau, assigned to the Special Investigations Division and Criminal Investigations Division, serving in the Vice and Narcotics and Robbery Sections. During his Vice and Narcotics assignment, he received the WSPD Officer of the Month award.

Assistant Chief Gomez has also worked in the Office of the Chief of Police as a Professional Standards Division investigator and later as the Professional Standards Division Commander, leading Internal Affairs and Personnel Management. He has also served as the Staff Liaison for the Chief of Police, overseeing Planning and Accreditation, the Community Resources Unit, and Public Information Officer duties.

Assistant Chief Gomez currently leads the Criminal Intelligence Bureau, which houses the Special Investigations Division, the Firearms Investigations and Intelligence Division, and the Real Time Crime Center.


Assistant Chief Gomez possesses an Associate’s degree of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from Forsyth Technical Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Gardner-Webb University, and a Master of Public Administration from Appalachian State University. Assistant Chief Gomez is a 2018 graduate of North Carolina State University's Administrative Officers Management Program and earned the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.


Assistant Chief Gomez is from Brownsville, Texas. He is married with two sons and is a River Oaks Community Church member.