Since its inception in June 1999, the Lubbock-Cooper Police Department has grown from two full time officers and one part time officer to a total of 10 full time officers.
In December 2012, the Lubbock-Cooper ISD Board of Trustees increased the department’s strength by four officers, and as a result; each campus has an assigned campus police officer.
The department currently consists of a full time Administrative Assistant/Dispatcher, Patrol Captain, Administrative Lieutenant, seven Patrol Officers, and Chief of Police Rick Saldaña.
All officers receive training in the following areas:
*Active shooter response
*Intruder and stranger recognition
*Drug awareness education
*Traffic and crowd control
LCISD officers are specially trained to work diplomatically in a school environment to maintain the relationship and trust between parents, students, and visitors.
It is the expectation of the department to provide swift and effective law enforcement service to the school district in order to provide as secure an environment possible, in which educators will feel safe teaching and students will feel safe learning.
The police department shares the district’s ultimate goal of producing educated young people and introducing them into society upon graduation, so they may be successful citizens for the betterment of humanity.