Deputy Chief Greg McEachern is a native San Franciscan and second-generation San Francisco police officer. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Sacramento State University, after which he graduated from a three-month law-enforcement leadership course at the FBI National Academy in Quantico.
McEachern chose to join the SFPD because he saw it as “an opportunity to give back and to serve the city I have always been proud of.” In his more than 27 years with the department, he has worked as a Commander of five separate police districts as well as of the department’s Investigations Bureau. He has also held administrative positions including directing the Training Division and leading the Risk Management Division, which includes both the criminal and administrative units of Internal Affairs. As Commander, McEachern oversaw all of the SFPD’s investigative units, including Homicide, Gang Task Force, Special Investigations, Robbery, Burglary, the Special Victims Unit and Narcotics. He became Deputy Chief of Investigations in May, 2019. In September, 2019 became the Deputy Chief of Field Operations Bureau.