Meet Commissioner Adrian Garcia

Meet Commissioner Adrian Garcia INTRO Text

Precinct 2 has always been home to Commissioner Adrian Garcia. He was born and raised in the Northside, where he currently resides with his family. His 35-year career in public service began as a Houston Police Officer. In 1994, he was appointed by Mayor Lee Brown as Director of the Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office, and in 2003, was elected to Houston City Council. During his tenure, he served as Chair on two City Council committees — the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee and the Minority/Women Business Enterprise Committee. With the support of his peers, Mayor Bill White confirmed him as Mayor Pro-Tem. In 2008, Commissioner Garcia continued his service by being elected as the Harris County Sheriff — the largest sheriff's office in Texas and the 3rd largest in the United States.

Commissioner Garcia’s public service accomplishments include:

  • Led the effort in creating the Houston Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center.
  • Created the Construction Mitigation Program that saved many family-owned businesses.
  • Saved more than $200 million in operational costs during his tenure as sheriff
  • Eliminated chronic overcrowding in the jail and lowered crime every year
  • Added 200 patrol deputies to keep businesses and neighborhoods safe

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