DALLAS — Dallas’ new police chief has passed his first test in the state of Texas.
The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement confirmed Friday that Chief Eddie Garcia passed the TCOLE licensing exam with a score of 91.
This is the test that licenses him as a peace officer in Texas, which will allow him to wear the DPD uniform on day one, which is set for Feb. 3.
It's also a morale booster for the officers he will lead.
Garcia was most recently the police chief in San Jose, California.
He was one of seven finalists for the job in Dallas. His selection was announced last month.