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After a 34 year career with the Dallas Police Department, Alumni Daniel V. Garcia (BS ’78) took over the reins of Phoenix Police Department and its community policing practices.

Alumnus Named as Phoenix's Top Cop

A graduate of Sam Houston State University recently was named Police Chief for the sixth largest city in the United States.

Daniel V. Garcia (BS ‘78), Assistant Chief of the Support Bureau for the Dallas Police Department, will take over the Phoenix Police Department in May, leading more than 3,000 officers and 700 support staff. Garcia is a career officer with the Dallas Police Department, serving 34 years in nearly every area of operations, including patrol, airport police, detective, firearms instructor, homeland security, traffic, internal affairs and personnel, detention services, and the legal unit.

“Daniel V. Garcia will bring new, strong and sound leadership to our police department, which is already one of the best in the country,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “I have made it clear to him that community policing is essential to increasing trust of police in our communities and neighborhoods, no matter what part of town you live in. I hold Phoenix police to the highest standard, and I expect him to lead our police force toward a strong public safety future.”

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