Retired San Jose, California Police Chief Eddie Garcia has been named the new head of police in Dallas to replace Chief Renee Hall, the city announced.
The city said Garcia joined the San Jose Police Department in 1992 and was chief there from 2016 to Dec. 12, 2020, when he retired.
Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax made the announcement Wednesday after saying earlier this month that he wanted to choose a new police chief before the end of the year, CBS DFW reports.
“I’m pleased to see this inclusive, equitable and transparent process culminate successfully with the hire of Chief Garcia,” Broadnax said in a statement. “Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, it’s an exciting time for him to come to Dallas and continue building on the foundation of R.E.A.L. Change we’ve built – advancing 21st century policing in ways that are responsible, equitable, actionable and legitimate.”