BART names new police chief
by Peter Zerzan
Jan 11, 2020

On Friday, BART appointed Ed Alvarez as its new Chief of Police. Born in Mexico and raised in Newark, CA, Alvarez has been on the BART police force for 22 years. Before he was named to the position permanently, Alvarez was the acting chief. His appointment was met with praise from across the board of BART Directors.

He stated his goals are to increase the number of police (there are currently 25 vacancies) and improve morale in an agency that has faced increased scrutiny. His appointment is effective immediately.