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ZOO SAFARI 2014 Registration Completed


All classes for the 2014 season are full. Watch for information about the program in the next coming months here and on the City's Channel 15



Lufkin Police Assist with Fugitive Apprehension Task Force Arrests

March 21, 2014, Lufkin Police Department officers participated in a Joint East Texas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force operation headed by the U.S. Marshal Service and including officers from Lufkin PD, Angelina County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Office of the Inspector General.

The operation began at 5:00 AM this morning and concluded at 2:00 PM this afternoon, and targeted wanted felons suspected to be in the Angelina County area. The Task Force focused on persons wanted for felony offenses, such as burglary, aggravated assault, parole violations, and narcotics, but served all active warrants and filed new charges as appropriate.

Task Force officers arrested seven wanted persons, cleared numerous investigations and warrants, and recovered stolen property and narcotics.



Police Chief Williamson Sworn in as City's new chief.


Gerald Williamson was sworn in by Mayor Bob Brown to begin his duties as the new Police Chief of the  city at the March 4th City Council meeting. See the Administrative Staff website for more about Chief Williamson



Street Repair Projects for 2014

During the March 18th, 2014 City Council meeting the council approved the proposed street repair projects for the year. Click here to view the complete list.



 David Thomas appointed New Assistant Police Chief - March 6th

Assistant Chief of Police David Thomas began his law enforcement career in 1989 as a   Patrolman for Lufkin Police Department.  He attended Southwest Texas State University and graduated from the East Texas Police Academy. 


During his 24 years of service to the citizens of Lufkin, Assistant Chief Thomas held positions in Lufkin PD’s Patrol, Community Policing, Criminal Investigations, and Special Services sections.  His assignment to multiple sections of the Department provided him a wide knowledge base concerning all aspects of departmental operations.  He enters the Assistant Chief of Police position from Lufkin PD's Special Services Section where he was Sergeant, Range Master, and Special Response Team Commander. 


Assistant Chief Thomas holds numerous certifications through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, including Master Peace Officer and Advanced Instructor, and has completed more than 4,000 hours of law enforcement training. 


In addition to Assistant Chief Thomas's duties for Lufkin PD, he is an Adjunct Instructor through Texas State University where he teaches Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training to officers around the country. 


He and his wife, Crystal, have two boys, Garrett and Garrison.



 Yard Waste Burning Inside Lufkin City Limits

Residents who wish to burn yard waste must follow rules regarding the legal burning

within Lufkin city limits. Click here for the required guidelines.



 The City of Lufkin Now Offers Glass Recycling

The City of Lufkin is providing recycling of glass to Lufkin residents.

Check the Solid Waste website for details.



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