Police Department

At its inception in June 1999, the Lubbock-Cooper Police Department consisted of two full-time officers and one part-time officer. In December 2012, the Lubbock-Cooper ISD Board of Trustees increased the department’s strength by several officers, ensuring that each campus had an assigned campus police officer. This protocol has continued through the opening of multiple LCISD campuses.

The department currently consists of a full-time Administrative Assistant/Dispatcher, Patrol Captain, 11 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
*Bully recognition
*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 rsaldana@lcisd.net or (806) 993-2300.


Lubbock-Cooper High School
Officer David Huerta
Officer Patrick Hunter
Officer Armando Perez

Liberty High School 
Officer Jared Baxter

New Hope/DAEP
Officer David Huerta

Laura Bush Middle School
Officer Reuben Reyes

Lubbock-Cooper Middle School
Officer Cason Smitherman

Central Elementary
Officer Ruben Liscano

East Elementary
Officer Jaime Guitron

North Elementary
Officer Jeremy Greve

South Elementary
Officer Kristi Wuensche

West Elementary
Officer Manny Sanchez

Main Campus
Captain Chris Alderson

Officer Justin Rosenfeldt

All District Patrol
Chief Rick Saldaña

Nina Rangel