FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Phoenix Names New Police Chief

March 26, 2012  | 

Photo: Phoenix PD
Photo: Phoenix PD

The new Phoenix Police chief arrives from the upper echelon of the Dallas Police Department with more that three decades of law enforcement experience.

On Monday, city officials announced the hiring of Daniel Garcia, an assistant chief and the third highest-ranking law enforcement officer in Dallas, reports the Arizona Republic. Garcia was well liked in his department and viewed as "a cop's cop," sources told POLICE Magazine.

It has been the Police Department's good fortune to have had such a strong leader and innovator," Dallas Police Chief David Brown wrote on Facebook. "The Phoenix Police Department will greatly benefit from his experience, dedication and love for policing."

Garcia was selected from among four finalists that also included former San Jose (Calif.) Police Chief Robert Davis, Phoenix Assistant Chief Kevin Robinson, and acting Phoenix Chief Joe Yahner.

Garcia is a 33-year veteran of the Dallas PD, serving since 2004 as assistant chief in charge of four divisions, including communications and detention. The department has three other assistant chiefs. Only a first assistant chief and Chief Brown outranked Garcia.

Phoenix Public Safety Manager Jack Harris retired in April. At the time, Harris' retirement was viewed as a casualty of political fueding. City Manager David Cavazos had stripped him of day-to-day control of the department.

The cities are comparable in size. Phoenix is currently the nation's fourth-largest metropolis with 1.47 million residents, while Dallas is the sixth largest city with 1.24 million residents.

By Paul Clinton

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Las Vegas Gunman Showed "True Mark of a Sociopath," Says Retired Officer
Newly released surveillance video shows Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock in the days...
Video: Cop Killer Suspect Facing Death Penalty in 2 Ohio Officers' Deaths
The man accused of fatally shooting two Westerville, OH, police officers responding to a...
Man Arrested for Driving 160 Mph on Indiana Toll Road
A Wisconsin man landed in the LaPorte County Jail after police say he was going 160 mph on...
Video: Sacramento Police Release Body Camera Footage of Fatal Police Shooting
The department says, "Prior to the shooting, the involved officers saw the suspect facing...

Police Magazine