Office of the Chief of Police
Chief of Police:
Edgardo (Eddie) Garcia
Eddie was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and at a young age his family moved to San Jose, California. Eddie has a Bachelor's Degree from Union Institute and University and was hired in February of 1992. He worked the Patrol division and then was selected to work the Narcotics Enforcement Team. After working in the Narcotics Enforcement Team he was selected to work in Special Operations - M.E.R.G.E (Mobile Emergency Response Group and Equipment).
Eddie was promoted to Sergeant in August of 2000. He worked patrol and then was selected to work as a Night Detective and later as a Homicide Investigator. He was promoted to Lieutenant in December of 2005. As a lieutenant, he commanded the Community Services Division and the Special Investigations Unit.
He was promoted to Captain in February of 2010. He held command of the City’s Central Division until he was transferred to the Bureau of Investigations. On December 25th, 2011 he was designated as Acting Deputy Chief for the Bureau of Investigations. On February 5th 2012 Eddie was promoted to Deputy Chief. Later that same year he assumed the role of Deputy Chief of the Bureau of Administration. On January 15th, 2013 Eddie assumed the role of Acting Assistant Chief. On December 10th, 2013, he was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police.
Assistant Chief Garcia assumed the role of Acting Chief of Police on January 19, 2016 upon the retirement of former Chief Larry Esquivel and was confirmed as Chief of Police on March1, 2016.