Lt. Garcia Honored as 40 Under 40 Law Enforcement Professionals in the World
Lieutenant Jared Garcia was recognized by IACP as one of 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world who demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession. The group was recently recognized at the annual IACP conference in Philadelphia.
Lt. Garcia serves as major crimes section commander of DPS’ State Bureau of Investigation. Lt. Garcia expertly handles a wide variety of responsibilities. He currently oversees sergeants who are assigned to major crimes, highway interdiction, cybercrime and forensic technology, task force operations, refugee outreach, and more. Additionally, he excels at managing and tracking complex grants such as his department’s asset forfeiture grants and the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Grants. Despite his large workload, Lieutenant Garcia willingly handles additional assignments when the need exists. For example, he oversaw an intelligence-sharing initiative to improve information sharing among a number of agencies, including creating policy and training to improve source development. His efforts in that area recently led to the recovery of stolen firearms and information, as well as the identification of a murder suspect. Lieutenant Garcia also assisted in the development of a statewide sexual assault training initiative. When progress slowed, he stepped into a lead role and succeeded in preserving multi-agency cooperation to move
policy development forward.
Lieutenant Garcia was inspired to become an officer by his family, many of whom were involved with law enforcement. He is motivated daily by the impact he has had on his department. The ability to effect tangible, positive change inspires him to work hard. He believes that his success is directly correlated to the success of his organization and his subordinates; thus, he has made it his mission to help others succeed.