DID YOU KNOW

Abilene & Midland beating Lubbock in Police Pay

A Lubbock police officer is nearly 17% below the average salary of similar Texas cities.

City

Officer Pay

Difference %

Abilene

$78,972.60 +8.6%

Midland

$93,495.00 +22.7%

Lubbock

$72,207.00

Officer

Corporal

Similar TX City Average

$86,941.17 $92,550.50

Lubbock

$72,207.00 $76,458.00

Difference $

-$14,734.17 -$16,092.50

Difference %

-16.9% -17.4%

Compiled across data from police departments from Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Frisco, Garland PD, Grand Prarie PD, Irving PD, Killeen PD, Laredo, McKinney, Mesquite PD, Midland, Pasadena PD, and Plano PD

Top Officer Pay Comparison

Starting Officer Pay Comparison

Other cities are offering police of every rank better pay opportunities, especially well-qualified and experienced officers that we need to retain.

DID YOU KNOW

Lubbock has one of the highest crime rates

Compared to other cities, we have nearly double the violent crime rate per 1,000 citizens.

GANGS

Gangs

Gang Members

Police Officers

80 1,688 410

HOMICIDE RATES

per 100,000 people

2019 Lubbock

2020 Lubbock

2019 Texas

7.87 15.8 4.8

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT RATES

per 100,000 people

2019 Lubbock

2020 Lubbock

2019 Texas

735.8 854.8 260.7

Compiled across data from FBI, TAG Center and Texas Department of Safety crime reports

With such a high crime rate, retaining officers who are experienced and highly qualified is critical in reducing crime.

DID YOU KNOW

Lubbock is losing experienced police

The City of Lubbock hasn’t addressed officer retention in 20 years.

  • The city of Lubbock budgets for 465 officers, but have averaged approximately 415 sworn officers over the last several years.
  • The City of Lubbock has not addressed the retention issue with LPD in over 20 years.
  • Many LPD officers are choosing to retire, move cities or switch into other professions due to low wages, high risk and not feeling valued by leadership.

We need to retain our experienced and qualified officers by increasing their pay, lowering their risk and improving support from city leadership.

WE’RE NOT ASKING FOR YOUR MONEY,

Just Your Voice

The funds are already available due to existing budgets, but the city will not reallocate funds to support our officers. This is a public relations and accounting problem, not a tax issue.

THE SOLUTION

What Can I Do to Help?

Contact your City Council Representative, City Manager and Chief of Police to demand:

1) Lubbock Police Officers are Paid their Worth

2) Lubbock Retains our Current Officers

City Manager
Jarrett Atkinson
jatkinson@mylubbock.us
(806) 775-2003

Chief of Police
Floyd Mitchell
FMitchell@mylubbock.us
806-775-2790

District 1
Juan A Chadis
JChadis@mylubbock.us
(806) 775-2027

District 2
Shelia Patterson Harris
SPattersonHarris@mylubbock.us
(806) 775-2007

District 3
Jeff Griffith
JGriffith@mylubbock.us
(806) 775-2023

District 4
Steve Massengale
SMassengale@mylubbock.us
(806) 775-2008

District 5
Randy Christian
RChristian@mylubbock.us
(806) 775-2011