Mrs. Tatiana Garcia was appointed to the LAPD in 1999 as a Clerk Typist. She was promoted to Criminalist in 2001 and assigned to the Scientific Investigation Division. She remained with the Scientific Investigation Division (now known as Forensic Science Division) for the last seventeen years, promoting to Supervising Criminalist in 2011 and Chief Forensic Chemist I in 2015. She managed the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Program for the Forensic Science Division since 2011. Mrs. Garcia has a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from California State University, Fullerton and post graduate work in Biochemistry from Oxford University, England.
Commanding Officer Garcia and her husband of 26 years have a daughter and enjoy traveling and cheering for their favorite sport