Dr. Garcia believes in giving back to the community that has given him so much. He is committed to helping disadvantaged youth get a fresh start on their lives and supporting police operations with his medical training and expertise.
Dr. Garcia works with the Southern Nevada Community Gang Task Force to donate his time and services to remove gang tattoos from former juvenile gang members. The tattoo removal process takes several sessions over the course of six months to a year.
The tattoo removal allows the former gang members to start anew. Transitioning from the gang lifestyle, they can apply for jobs they could not get with visible gang tattoos.
In 2010, Dr. Garcia was recognized by the task force with the Gang Task Force Citizens Service Award for his work in providing tattoo removal.
Dr. Garcia also provides a tattoo removal program to female victims of human trafficking to remove the stigma of their tragic experience.
Dr. Garcia is the physician leader of the medical team attached to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department SWAT Team. Dr. Garcia has undergone special paramilitary training to provide medical care during SWAT operations for injured police officers, innocent bystanders, and alleged perpetrators when local EMT services cannot approach. Dr. Garcia has been volunteering with the SWAT Team since 2001.
Dr. Garcia also serves on the board of directors of Crime Stoppers of Nevada, which collects anonymous leads that can lead to the arrest of criminals.