Gascon was appointed Chief of the San Francisco Police Department in 2009, and also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University College of Law. He graduated from the FBI's National Executive Institute and is a member of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government's Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety.
San Francisco's crime rate reached an all time low since the 1960s under Chief Gascon. Assistant Chief Jeff Godown will serve as Acting Chief of Police until a new Chief is selected.
Gascon will be San Francisco's first Latino District Attorney.
Gavin Newsom will be sworn in as California's Lieutenant Governor on Monday, January 10th.