Adele Fresé

Senior Executive Recruiter

Member - Local Government Hispanic Network

Adele Fresé brings 27 years of local government experience to Bob Murray & Associates, having retired as Chief of Police in Salinas, CA prior to joining the firm in 2021. Adele began her public service career in 1985 as an active-duty member of the United States Marine Corps before serving the City of Corpus Christi for 20 years.

Adele has extensive experience in hiring and promotional processes, as well as interviewing candidates for advancement in all aspects of local government.

During her 7 years as a Chief of Police, Adele exercised strong leadership and implemented monumental changes leading to the diversification of her agency’s sworn staff. Adele’s commitment to collaboration with the public and law enforcement agencies earned her the Partner of the Year Award from Homeland Security Investigations, and her Department the Community Policing Award from the Community Policing Institute of California. Under her leadership, her department was successful in implementing the Collaborative Reform Initiative (CRI), impacting significant areas of police service. The results of the CRI at Salinas is documented in a report by the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury and can be viewed here.

Adele received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from California State University at Hayward, and a minor degree in Sociology. She earned a Master of Science in Public Safety, completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the Harvard Kennedy School, and PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police. She is a Texas Certified Public Manager.

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