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The Lufkin Police Department has, for two years now,
www.crimereports.com to provide the citizens of Lufkin with up
to date information on crimes and police-involved incidents that
occur within Lufkin's city limits.
CrimeReports.com displays icons for the various incidents on a
map of Lufkin. The map will also display information concerning sex
offenders complete with their location, photograph, personal
identifiers, and the age/sex of their victim. Clicking on any of
the incident icons provides additional incident details, including
"the type of incident, the time and date it occurred, and the
address where it occurred", and a link for submitting an anonymous
tip to Crime Stoppers of Lufkin concerning that incident.
CrimeReports.com allows citizens to sign up to receive free
crime alerts via email - if a specified crime occurs within the
citizen-specified geographic area,
CrimeReports.com sends an alert to the citizen.
To view the information, citizens, and interested reporters, can
www.crimereports.com and add Lufkin, TX into the location search
bar, click on the link or banner found on Lufkin Police Department's
click on the link or banner found on Lufkin Crime Stoppers' webpage
or download the free
CrimeReports.com mobile phone app.
Monday, May 17, 2010, Lufkin Police Department began a
Traffic Crash Reduction Initiative in eleven specific areas
In addition to considerable financial expenses, traffic
crashes can result in injury, property damage, and death.
Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009, Lufkin Police
Department Officers investigated 2,213 reported traffic
crashes that occurred within the city limits of Lufkin.
Those crashes resulted in the deaths of 6 persons, 20
persons reporting incapacitating injuries, 169 persons
reporting non-incapacitating injuries, and 339 persons
reporting possible injuries. The goal of the Traffic Crash
Reduction Initiative is to increase public awareness of
traffic laws and dangerous driving behaviors and to reduce
the number of crashes and injuries.
The first eleven target areas were chosen for selected enforcement
following a survey of traffic crashes occurring during 2009.
The target areas have a high concentration of traffic and
accounted for approximately 1,000 of the 2,213 total traffic
crashes that occurred during the surveyed period.
Read more about it. An additional 12th site was selected
and put into production on February 07, 2011 on the North and
South bound lanes of loop 287 and Lotus Lane.
Police Chief Scott Marcotte has appointed Detective JB Smith to
serve as Lufkin Police Department’s Public Information Officer and
Crime Stoppers Coordinator. This position was vacated when
Lieutenant David Young accepted a Patrol Division Lieutenant
appointment earlier this month.
Detective Smith began his service to the Lufkin community in January
1995. During his fifteen years with the Lufkin Police Department,
Detective Smith has served as Patrol Officer, Community Policing
Officer, Crime Prevention Specialist, Training
Coordinator/Instructor, and Detective. He also has achieved the
certifications of Master Peace Officer, Certified Crime Prevention
Specialist, Crime Prevention Inspector, Family Violence/Sexual
Assault Special Investigator, Field Training Officer, Hostage
Negotiator, Law Enforcement Instructor, Mental Health Officer, and
Texas Certified Public Manager.
Detective Smith’s Crime Prevention Inspector certification and
experience as Community Policing Officer led him to being the
originator of the Texans Against Crime program, a statewide
police-community crime prevention program. In his new position,
Detective Smith will work to increase local participation in crime
prevention programs and to expand the use of proactive crime
Detective Smith may be reached by telephone, (936) 633-0321, or by
Numerous new traffic, criminal laws are set to go in effect
September 1. Read the
Texas Department of
Public Safety Press Release.
after being named Lufkin's top lawman, the new police chief appeared
well-adjusted to the transition. Poised to handle questions from the
media, Chief Scott Marcotte cracked jokes as a photographer snapped
shots of him in his office.
"Watch out. I might break the camera," he said between clicks of the
camera shutter. "I'm not the most photogenic."
As the shoot wound down, Marcotte took on a more serious expression,
gesturing the way to the department's conference room. There he
answered questions about his personal and professional life and
elaborated on his plans for the department.
At 44, Marcotte has spent 20 of those years in law enforcement, all
of which have been with Lufkin Police. He first became interested in
being a lawman at a young age while growing up in West University
Place — a small city surrounded by the city of Houston.
Legacy of service:
Lufkin Police Chief retiring after 8 years in top spot, 41 years of
service with department
Known affectionately as a gentle giant, Lufkin Police Chief Larry
Brazil's watch over the city streets is coming to an end at the end
of July when he retires from his 41-year career with the police
force. He leaves behind a monumental legacy, say those who worked
"I would venture to say he's been the best police chief Lufkin has
ever had," said Lufkin Mayor Jack Gorden.
Although the decision comes as no surprise since Brazil, 63, has
been eligible for retirement for years, the reality of it has those
he worked with feeling bittersweet.
"I hate to see him leave from the professional standpoint, but I'm
happy for him, personally, to have the time," said Lufkin City
Manager Paul Parker.
Brazil made great strides in the department during his eight-year
tenure as chief.
Although he implemented Lufkin's first crime scene unit and cyber
crimes investigative team, Brazil is most widely remembered for an
overall department pay hike he successfully pushed through city
council. The increase has since helped Lufkin retain its police
force and also raised the bar for its recruitment to that of
comparable size cities, said Parker. Read more about it in the
Lufkin Daily News.
Watch the video of
the entire retirement ceremony.
Lufkin Police Department is working to update the emergency
contact information for businesses and residences, particularly the
locations that have alarms Much of the data the department has
is out of date and many business and residences with alarm systems
are not registered. All businesses and residences with alarms
should register or re-register. The department has a
PDF form you can fill out and mail in and there is also a
new online form.
Let's help the Lufkin Police Department provide better services to
our businesses and citizens. Update your emergency contact
of Lufkin's finest brought back 15 medals from the Texas Police
Games in Conroe last month.
The Police Games, dating back to the early '70s, promote camaraderie
and physical fitness among officers. The games offer competition in
a variety of events ranging from track and field, K-9 narcotics,
archery, to bass fishing and target shooting.
Lufkin officers have represented the city for the last several
years. This year Lt. Alton Lenderman, Sgt. Ronny LaRue, Sgt. David
Thomas, Cpl. David Casper and Officer Randall Brooks proved
themselves to be sharp shooters. Read more about it in the
Lufkin Daily News.
light cameras have been installed and are fully functional.
At 12:01 am on October 31, violators began receiving notices. We
have a detailed
showing the location of the red light cameras in Lufkin. We have a video that explains the program in detail.
Lufkin Police Department strongly supports the Relay for Life in the
fight against cancer. In order to help the effort more, the Lufkin
Police Department will become a year round collection point for
recycle aluminum cans.
A drop box will be placed near the front entrance of the police
station and with the help of the City of Lufkin Recycling department
we will be able to collect and sell more scrap aluminum cans to help
the fight against cancer.
All proceeds from the sale of the aluminum cans will go directly to
the Relay for Life in Lufkin.
For more information on donations, call Stephanie Cagnon at
936-633-0316 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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