District Attorney, San Francisco County, CA
George Gascón is the District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco. He has launched the nation’s first Alternative Sentencing Program, California’s first Crime Strategies Unit, and the state’s first Neighborhood Courts Program.
In his more than 30-year career in law enforcement, Mr. Gascón rose through the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department from patrol officer all the way to Deputy Chief. He has also served in the U.S. Army, as Chief of Police in Mesa, Arizona, and as Chief of Police in San Francisco.
Mr. Gascón received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach, and his law degree from Western State University, College of Law.