“We are pleased to welcome Chief Garza to the Lufkin Panther family,” Torres said “He comes to us with a wide range of experiences in law enforcement and the respect of many local agencies. I know that he will strengthen our team and our relations with other city and county officials.”
- Community Policing
- Narcotics investigator (undercover & Criminal interdiction)
- Detective (Criminal Investigation Division)
- Patrol Corporal
- Corporal Traffic Enforcement Section (supervised traffic officers and crossing guards)
- Member of SRT Team and Sniper Team
While working at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on a Special Investigations unit, he was appointed to the FBI Human Trafficking Task Force.
“The kids are our future; protecting them and keeping them safe is not only our duty but our moral responsibility,” Garza said. “I chose Lufkin because this is where I started my law enforcement career and would like to end it here building a great department. I am excited about my new adventure as Chief of Police for Lufkin ISD PD managing and supervising some great officers at a great school district.”
Garza and his wife LaDonna have two college-aged daughters.