Geraldine J. Garcia retired from the San Antonio Police Department as Assistant Chief of Police in 2016, after 34 years. In that leadership role, Chief Garcia, had a direct responsibility for several components in managing a police force of nearly 2400 personnel. She oversaw the Operations, Administrative and Operations Support Bureau, and was responsible for the Tactical Support Division and Major Crimes Intelligence Division, while assisting Chief McManus in his duties.
Externally, she was a key collaborator with municipal, county and federal law enforcement in battling crime and ensuring our communities and neighborhoods were secure and protected.
Geraldine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University, and a Master of Science in Justice Policy from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.
Chief Garcia was inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011, and is serving a third term for District 5 on the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women. Geraldine is also a Career and Technical Education Instructor (Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Program) in the East Central Independent School District.