Chief of Police Julio Yero
Julio Yero was appointed Town of Surfside Chief of Police on July 3rd, 2018. Chief Yero first joined the Surfside Police Department as a young officer in 1986. He transferred to the Miami Beach Police Department a couple years later, fulfilling his dream of working alongside his father and brother who also served with the Miami Beach Police Department. Chief Yero retired from the Miami Beach Police Department as a lieutenant and was appointed Captain of the Town of Surfside Police Department in November 2014, where he oversaw the department’s police operations, investigations, and held the duties of assistant chief of police.
Chief Yero’s law enforcement experience includes years of specialized and executive level policing. He has served as Operations Shift Commander and Executive Officer, Internal Affairs and Criminal Investigations Major Crimes investigator and supervisor, Hostage Negotiations Team Commander and in a variety of assignments from community policing to street level narcotics. Chief Yero has been involved in the operational planning, coordination and management of special events and security operations such as the Miami Beach Memorial Day Weekend, Spring Break and Super Bowl festivities. In 2013, Chief Yero was honored to have been selected to lead a contingent of Miami Beach officers to Washington D.C. as part of the presidential inauguration security detail.
Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Chief Yero is a graduate of the Miami-Dade College Institute of Criminal Justice Police Academy. Chief Yero is a member of the Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police.
Police Captain John Healy
Captain John Healy currently holds the position of Administrative Captain for the Surfside Police Department. He first joined the Surfside Police Department on August 27, 2018, as a Police Lieutenant over Support Operations. He was promoted to Administrative Captain on October 26, 2020.
Captain Healy’s law enforcement career began in 1991 as a patrol officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. During his 25-year career with LVMPD, he was assigned to numerous positions to include, Patrol, Field Training, Community Oriented Policing, Problem Solving Unit, Auto Theft (VIPER) Task Force, Gang Crimes, Internal Affairs, McCarran International Airport, and the Laughlin Resident Officer Section.
Captain Healy’s final assignment was Commander of the LVMPD Laughlin Substation, a small residential community 90 miles south of Las Vegas along the Colorado River. He served as a peer member for the department’s Use of Force Board for 4 years. He rose through the ranks at LVMPD attaining the rank of Police Lieutenant. John retired from LVMPD in December of 2016.
Additionally, Captain Healy is a 22-year Veteran of the United States Air Force, having served on both active duty and the reserves. He was recalled back to Active Duty after September 11, 2001 for 15 months and retired in January 2003.
Captain Healy is a member of the Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Police Captain Antonio Marciante
Captain Antonio Marciante began his law enforcement career as a member of the United States Coast Guard in 1987 and was honorably discharged in 1993. Captain Marciante attended and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice / Minor in Psychology from Florida International University in 1989. Captain Antonio Marciante began his career with the North Miami Beach Police Department in October 1989. Captain Marciante retired from the North Miami Beach Police Department in June 2018, as the Police Major of the Operations Division. On June 4, 2018, Captain Marciante was hired as the Operations Lieutenant with the Surfside Police Department. On October 26, 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Marciante is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy (FBINAA), FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS), and the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy (DUCA).