Lubbock Police Departments Information
The Lubbock Police Departments is the agency responsible for law enforcement in the city of Lubbock, which is the county seat of Lubbock County in Texas state.
About the Department
The jurisdiction of the City of Lubbock Police Department stretches over a total area of 122.41 square miles in a city with a population of 260,972. Lubbock, known as ‘Hub city’ is the 11th most populous city in Texas.
The Lubbock Police Department is headed by the Chief of Police. Chief Jerry Brewer is the present Chief of police. The department works under the city council. It has 453 sworn officers and civilian staff strength of 133.
The Lubbock Police Department Address is:
916 Texas Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79401
One can contact the department for emergencies by calling 911. For non-emergencies, one call (806) 775 2865 for a police officer to respond. The police desk can be contacted by calling (806) 775 2816.
The Lubbock Police Department Email address is LPDChief@mylubbock.us to contact the Chief’s office.
The Lubbock Police Department’s website is https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/police-department
Lubbock Police Department Organization
The Chief of Police heads the police department in the city. Police operations are managed through the following units that work under the Chief:
- Dispatch and communications
- Metro unit
- Lake patrol
- SWAT team
- Crisis intervention unit
- Traffic unit
- Identification sections
- Bomb squad
- K9 unit
- Homeless outreach team
Reporting a Crime to the Lubbock Police Department
A crime can be reported by calling the police or by visiting the police department. It is possible for file crime reports online. This is meant for reporting non-emergency crimes. To report an emergency, one must always call 911. Online reporting can be used to report crime incidents related to:
- Harassment phone calls
- Lost property
- Vehicular damage
- Theft from vehicle
- Credit card theft
- Custody violation
- Stolen property
- Identity theft
- Property damage
Crimes can be reported online through the website https://lubbock.casenumber.com/
Joining the police department
The department regularly invites applications for those who want to join as a probationary officer. The process of hiring involves the following activities:
- Written examination
- Physical ability test
- Background verification check
- Panel interview
- Interview with the Chief
- Medical exam
- Polygraph exam
To be a part of the Lubbock police, applicants must be US citizens aged between 20 ½ years to 45 years. They must have a high school diploma / GED and a driver’s license. Conviction of certain offenses bars applicants. Selected candidates are trained at the police academy. For information on joining the Lubbock police, one can send an email to MChambliss@mylubbock.us or call (806) 775-2964.
Crime and Safety
To ensure safety in the city and prevent crime, the department has a number of initiatives:
- A crime map is available for citizens to view crime activities in their area. It can be accessed from http://cityoflubbock.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=d72017d8d36143949cc921a02bd24755
- Sex offender free zones have been established within the city for the safety of citizens.
- The Anti-gang center educates residents about gangs and works with the public to prevent gang activities and take prompt action.
- Neighbor wood watch program involves a partnership between the police and the community to prevent crime.
- The department also has programs to help residents avoid becoming victims of scams.
The department has many community programs for the benefit of residents. They include:
- Explorer program to educate young people on career opportunities in law enforcement.
- Citizens academic offers a course to educate the public on police operations.
- Volunteer program where volunteers are trained to work for the department.
- Crisis team to train volunteers to assist the department in dealing with crises that can occur.
- Apart from these, the department has many other activities like a Blood drive, Santa camps, etc.