Cook County State’s Attorney Alvarez swears in new chief

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has named a law enforcement veteran with more than 25 years of police and management experience to lead the State’s Attorney’s Investigative Bureau.

Alvarez has appointed Jack Garcia, a veteran of the Illinois State Police Department, to head up the Investigations Bureau, a division of the State’s Attorney’s Office that provides investigative and logistical support to Assistant State’s Attorneys in their preparation and presentation of criminal cases that are prosecuted throughout the Cook County court system.

Garcia, a 26-year veteran of ISP, served in every division of the agency and was most recently First Deputy Director, the second in command of the statewide police agency.  During his tenure Garcia also commanded ISP’s Division of Forensic Services as well as the Statewide Terrorism Intelligence Center and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.