Thomas J. Nichols
About the Lubbock Police Department
The Lubbock Police Department is
organized into four divisions: Administration; Patrol; and, investigations.
Patrol Division of the Lubbock Police Department maintains social order through enforcement of laws,
timely response to calls for service, preliminary investigation of criminal offenses, apprehension of offenders, enforcement
of traffic and parking laws, furtherance of crime prevention efforts through interaction with citizens, and a deterrent presence.
Staffed with 230 officers, Patrol is the largest division in the Lubbock Police Department. It includes
Accident Investigation, Bicycle, K-9, Motorcycle, Mounted, Parking Control and Public Service Officer units in addition to
four Patrol shifts.
The Administration Division of the
Lubbock Police Department includes Administration, Training, Records, and Communications. The Communications Center is under
the direction of the Communications Center Manager, who reports directly to the Assistant Chief of Police, Administration.
There is an Assistant Communications Center Manager and three Shift Supervisors. The Department
has one Administrative Assistant. The Center is authorized at 36 Dispatchers. Entry
level is a Public Safety Dispatcher I (PSDI). Once the PSDI level of training, experience, and performance
meets criteria, the dispatcher advances to Public Safety Dispatcher II (PSDII) and assumes additional duties as Lead Dispatcher
and Communications Training Officer (CTO).
The Investigations Division includes Person Crimes, Property Crimes, Juvenile, Identification, and Special Operations.
Investigations serves and protects the health, safety, welfare and morals of the public by conducting criminal investigations
and enforcing laws governing public health, order, and decency.