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Robert E. Marino, Deputy Chief

Robert E. Marino

Deputy Chief
Professional Standards Bureau

email Deputy Chief Robert E. Marino has been serving the citizens of Los
Angeles for over three decades. Appointed to the Los Angeles Police
Department in December of 1989, he has successfully risen through
the ranks while assigned to a variety of assignments, which include
patrol, footbeats, special problems unit, vice, and field training
officer. Over the years, he has worked a variety of patrol
divisions such as Pacific, West Los Angeles, and Harbor Division
where he remained as a field training officer until he was awarded
his next promotion in 1999. Shortly after ascending to the rank of
Sergeant, he was assigned to Pacific Area where he worked as a
patrol supervisor and supervised the special problems unit. During
his supervisory years, he also completed tours of duty as the
Officer in Charge of the Wilshire Area Vice Unit, and as the
Assistant Watch Commander at both Transit Bus Division and Van Nuys
Division.

In January of 2007, Deputy Chief Marino was promoted to the rank of
Lieutenant and was assigned to Foothill Area where he was assigned
as a Watch Commander and a District Lieutenant responsible for
repressing crime and serving the communities of Pacoima and
Sunland/Tujunga. In late 2007, he was then assigned as the Officer
in Charge of the Operations-Valley Bureau, Violent Crime Task
Force, where he was responsible for violent crime suppressing
strategies throughout the San Fernando Valley. In early 2008, he
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant II as the Vice Coordinator for
Operations-Valley Bureau and was later assigned as the Adjutant to
the Director of Office of Special Operations and as a Section
Officer in Charge, Robbery Homicide Division.

In September of 2013, Deputy Chief Marino was promoted to the rank
of Captain, where he has served as a Patrol and Area Commanding
Officer in Mission and Devonshire Areas. In August of 2018, he was
appointed to the rank of Commander and assigned as the Assistant
Commanding Officer for Operations-West Bureau and the Commanding
Officer of Force Investigation Group. As a Staff Officer, Chief
Marino championed a community-oriented policing style that promoted
community service and collaborative relationship building.


In February 2020, he was promoted to Deputy Chief and assigned to
Professional Standards Bureau where he oversees the following
commands: Internal Affairs Group, Force Investigation Division
and Special Operations Division.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1967, he was raised and
educated in New York and Arizona. Chief Marino earned a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the Union Institute and
University of Ohio. He has also graduated from the Executive
Leadership Program, Price Safe Communities Institute at the
University of Southern California, the Senior Management Institute
for Police, the FBI National Academy Class 247, and the Sherman
Block Leadership Institute. He has been the recipient of numerous
Department Commendations and Awards.

Chief Marino currently resides in the County of Los Angeles with
his wife of 25 years. They have two adult children.