Patrolman Joe Garcia is originally from Michigan, Officer Garcia moved to Minnesota after his four year enlistment in the United States Air Force. He has experience in many aspects of emergency service, including fire protection, emergency medicine and law enforcement. Officer Garcia is one of the department’s two paramedics, who are capable of delivering advanced emergency medical care, prior to the arrival of the ambulance. He is also one of two officers assigned to patrol Pelican Township. Prior to joining the Breezy Point Police Department, Officer Garcia served the Brainerd Area as a paramedic with North Ambulance and as a police officer with the Crosslake Police Department. Currently, he is a member of the Minnesota State Association of Narcotics Investigators, and serves as the department’s liaison with the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division. He is also part of the Crow Wing County Tactical Team. When he’s not on duty, Officer Garcia volunteers as a diver for the Crow Wing County Dive Rescue Team and as a member of the North Crow Wing First Responders.