PD Overview

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Chief Stevens became the Lubbock Chief of Police on August 21, 2015.  He began his career with the Lubbock Police Department on October 19, 1992 after serving 4 years as a military police officer and K-9 handler in the United Air Force stationed at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.  Chief Stevens has been assigned throughout the LPD including as an undercover Narcotics investigator and supervisor, clandestine drug lab site safety officer, Academy instructor and Field Training Officer.  Chief Stevens was a member of the LPD SWAT team from 1998 through 2001.  Command assignments have included rotations in Patrol, Special Operations, Training and Administration.  He also served as the LPD Public Information Officer from 2007 until 2011.

In 1998, Chief Stevens reenlisted in the US Navy Reserves as a Master-at-Arms and restarted his military police career.  Significant deployments included providing security for the final turnover of the Panama Canal to the Panamanian Government under the Torrijos-Carter Treaties at Rodman Naval Station, Panama in 1999; participating in a dignitary protection detail at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 2001; and performing facility safety patrols at European Fleet Forces, London in 2003.  Within days of the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001, Chief Stevens was recalled to active duty and served seven months in support of Operation Noble Eagle on board Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida.

Chief Stevens was commissioned in the US Navy Reserve as a Naval Intelligence Officer in November, 2005.  In 2009, Chief Stevens was selected among peer Naval Intelligence Officers for orders to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, becoming a Navy Targeting Officer.  He graduated from the Department of Defense Joint Targeting School (JTS) at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC) at Dam Neck, Virginia in 2010.  Chief Stevens deployed on active duty in 2012 with Naval Special Warfare (SEAL), Development Group on a Joint Special Operations Command Task Force conducting anti-terrorism contingency operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He retired from all military service after nearly 25 years of service to his country on March 1, 2015.

Chief Stevens holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree at Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University.  He is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) program through Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy (FBINA) in Quantico, Virginia and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) program sponsored by the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.  He is a past chairman of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lubbock program and is active in his local Rotary club.  Additionally, Chief Stevens sits on the Lubbock Voice of Hope (Rape Crisis) and the Forensic Nurse Staffing of West Texas boards.

Chief Stevens’ wife, Randi, is the Assistant Director of the K-12 Global Education Outreach and Operations at the Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs.  They have three daughters.  Their oldest, Madison, is graduate of Texas Tech University and works full time in Lubbock.  Their identical twin daughters, Abigail and Allison, are high school sophomores.