After Academy graduation, Officers are assigned to a Patrol shift and enter the seventeen (17) week Field Training Officer Program. Officers ride with training officers and are extensively evaluated on their ability to apply Academy training to on-duty service. After successfully completing this program, officers are assigned to any of three Patrol shifts.

Patrol shifts for the Lubbock Police Department include three 8 hour shifts and one 10 hour shift and are as follows:

Day Shift 7:00 am to 3:00 pm (8 hour shift)
Evening Shift 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm (8 hour shift)
Night Shift 11:00 pm to 7:00 am (8 hour shift)