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Daniel Garcia, New Phoenix Police Chief Sworn in Yesterday, Says He'll Bring "Love" to Department

Daniel Garcia, the new Phoenix police chief sworn in yesterday, promises to bring "love" to the department.

Garcia's a former assistant police chief from the Dallas Police Department. He's a 30-year police veteran and speaks Spanish.

Yesterday, he told the news media: "I promise you... I will take the love I have for the Dallas Police Department and transfer it right over to the Phoenix Police Department."

Everybody needs some love. But will Garcia deliver?

His predecessor, Jack Harris, presided over a department that saw its share of corruption scandals. Harris left following criticism over bogus kidnapping statistics and, like Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, led a sex-crimes team to failure.

We don't know him yet, but feel free to take a guess on how he'll face this test of his leadership abilities. Scroll down for your morning poll:

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.
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