The City of Dallas chose Eddie Garcia of San Jose, California, as chief of police

Garcia started his career with the San Jose police in 1992 and has been that department’s chief since 2016.

He will be the first Latino to serve as chief of the Dallas Police Department.

My story began as a young boy moving to a new city, learning to speak English in a community that promoted me to Chief. It’s an honor to be welcomed into one of America’s greatest cities for the second time as Chief. I’m truly humbled by the thought of wearing the DPD uniform and working alongside such an amazing group of committed men and women. Together in partnership and collaboration with the Dallas community, we will meet the challenges of today and beyond.

His tenure begins Feb. 3. Read more about him here.

Police Chief Renee Hall resigned in September after grading herself C-minus during a City Council meeting in which she was grilled about DPD’s excessive use of force in response to protests, following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, in May and June.


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