UPDATE: Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax announced the hiring of Eddie Garcia as Dallas’ next police chief on Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Garcia retired from the San Jose Police Department on Dec. 12, 2020.

Former San Jose, California Police Chief Eddie Garcia

He becomes the first Hispanic police chief in the City of Dallas.

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – This week, the seven finalists for Dallas police chief will take part in a series of interviews, some of which will be streamed live to the public.

City leaders explained the processes Monday, Dec. 14 during a Public Safety Committee meeting.

All seven candidates will participate.

They are:

Albert Martinez – Director of Security for Dallas Catholic Dioceses/Former DPD Deputy Chief
Avery Moore – Assistant Police Chief, Dallas Police Department
Eddie Garcia – Chief of Police, San Jose, California
Jeff Spivey – Chief of Police, City of Irving, Texas
Malik Aziz – Major, Dallas Police Department
Reuben Ramirez – Deputy Chief, Dallas Police Department
RaShall Brackney – Chief of Police, Charlottesville, Virginia

Dallas Police Chief candidates

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, there will be six stakeholder panels and interviews with each candidate.

“Those would be organizations that either have a current or past working relationship with DPD, those organizations that are involved in community service that we often interact with, those organizations that are advocating for social reform,” Dallas Asst. City Manager Jon Fortune said.

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the public interview forum will begin.

It will be streamed live to Dallas cable and social media channels from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The candidates have been given a list of 27 suggested questions that are broken down into long answer, short answer and concluding questions covering a wide variety of topics.

Ahead of Wednesday’s public interview forum, the city is asking residents to fill out a survey answering what they think the top topics for discussion should be.

The survey closes at 2 p.m. CST on Dec. 15.

English Survey
Spanish Survey

“The survey itself is going to identify the priority of those questions,” Council member Jennifer Staubach Gates said.

On Thursday, Dec. 17, City Manager T.C. Broadnax will conduct his final interviews.

He intends to hire a new chief by the end of the month.

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