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.
Police Statement Regarding Racial Profiling
It is the policy of the Lubbock-Cooper ISD Police Department to conduct unbiased policing in all contact between officers and any person. This includes traffic stops, pedestrian stops, and all contact initiated by an officer for investigative purposes of any kind. No police action shall be initiated based on a person’s race, ethnicity, or national origin. Racial profiling is defined as a law enforcement-initiated action based on a person’s race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than the person’s behavior or information identifying the person as having engaged in criminal activity. The Lubbock-Cooper Police Department annually reports racial profiling data to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Any person wishing to file a compliment or complaint regarding any contact with an officer should contact Chief Rick Saldana at email@example.com or (806) 993-2300.
5C41 - Rick Saldana
5C42 - Chris Alderson
5C43 - Tommy Duncan
5C44 - Kristi Wuensche
5C45 - Jeremy Greve
Lubbock-Cooper High School
5C46 - Cason Smitherman
Lubbock-Cooper Middle School
5C47 - Reuben Reyes
Laura Bush Middle School/New Hope Academy/DAEP
5C48 - Jaime Guitron
5C49 - Manny Sanchez
5C50 - Jared Baxter
5C51 - BJ Trevino
Lubbock-Cooper High School
5C52 - Mike Steen
5C53 - Ruben Liscano
5C54 - JR Rosales
Sierra 1 - Kevin Hood
Dispatch - Nina Rangel