Senator Cornyn

Cornyn Introduces Dallas Police Chief in Front of Senate Committee in D.C.

March 1, 2022

Hails Success in Crime Reduction as Nationwide Model

WASHINGTON – Today in the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) welcomed Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia to testify on the staggering surge in carjackings across the country and the nationwide model the city of Dallas is deploying to reduce violent crime rates, which Sen. Cornyn saw firsthand last week. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“Chief Garcia has built a reputation as one who leads by example. He considers himself a blue collar chief, who regularly patrols with new recruits and young officers.”

“Since his appointment, Chief Garcia has focused on reducing violent crime in Dallas and has had measurable success. Under his leadership, Dallas police have strategically engaged specific high crime communities, focusing on the most serious and violent offenses. As a result, Dallas has recently seen a significant reduction in crime in both high crime areas and in the city overall.”

“I’m proud of the good work that the chief has done in the Dallas Police Department along with the Mayor and the city council there in Dallas to promote smart policing and public safety.”

“While some other major cities have succumbed to the siren calls of defunding the police, Dallas took the opposite approach, increasing funding and support for the department and police officers.”

“I want to thank you for your service and your testimony.”