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 Lufkin, Texas 75902         936-634-8881
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The Department is taking applications for the Clergy and Police Alliance program.

CAPA 2015 Highlights

This program is designed for local members of the clergy and civic leaders to better understand the issues and situations that police officers face each day. The Lufkin Police Department will sponsor this academy, free of charge, to members of the clergy and select civic leaders in which they will be instructed in criminal law, arrest powers, search and seizure laws, department policies and procedures, use of force, criminal investigations, traffic law, accident investigations, narcotics investigations, special operations, the judicial process, as well as interactive use with firearms and firearms safety, use of force simulator, mock traffic stops and building searches, in addition to many other areas of law enforcement.

This academy will begin on January 19 and will be held on Tuesday nights from 6-9 p.m for 14 weeks. Upon completion of the academy, graduates will be issued a department ID card and will be able to ride with and observe our patrol officers perform their duties. Through this interaction with each other, our officers and the graduates will have a better understanding of the roles that each other perform in our society. Our spiritual and civic leaders will have an opportunity to experience a part of our society with which they may be unfamiliar, or perhaps through their training and experiences offer a different perspective or resolution to the non-criminal problems that our officers respond to every day.

Applications are available at the Lufkin Police Department and must be submitted by 6 p.m. on January 12.

If you have any questions concerning the CAPA program, please contact Lt. Jerry Smith at the Lufkin Police Department at (936) 630-0508 or e-mail at

A big thanks to all who helped make Blue Santa 2015 a success.

Thanks to your donations of toys and money, Blue Santa provided presents for about 30 children from 12 different families in Lufkin and the surrounding area. Standpipe Coffee House owner Ben Harbuck also stepped up to provide hot chocolate for Blue Santa’s party for all the good little boys and girls and J.D.’s Center of Hope. Thanks Ben!

Blue Santa will be back next year, bigger and better than ever with a planned “Christmas in July” toy drive. Contact Media Specialist Jessica Pebsworth at for information on how to get involved.

To learn about the heart behind the Blue Santa program watch this segment from KTRE: | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Operation Christmas Blessing is a success.

Operation Christmas Blessings photo

(Cpl Randy Brooks, Pictured here with our Crime Scene Techs, Christy Pate and Christi Esteves)

The amount of support Cpl. Randy Brooks received was amazing. Because of you guys, 43 boxes of goodies arrived in Erbil, Iraq just in time for Christmas.

Cpl. Brooks set to work on the endeavor earlier in November after an Army buddy alerted him to the fact that men and women Brooks knows personally will be spending the holiday season in Iraq – far from their loved ones and the comforts of home.

“As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approach, most of us will have an opportunity to sit with our families, eat some turkey or ham, and maybe watch some football and open gifts with our loved ones,” Brooks said. “There are some that are not that fortunate. They have voluntarily given up these things that we take for granted to defend our country and our way of life.”

And another HUGE thank you to Roger Mercer at Mercer Nissan for paying the shipping cost which came out to more than $2,000. That lifted a big burden and made this possible.

The first Citizens Police Academy in more than a decade is complete.

The group graduated mid-December following the 12-week program. Check out our highlight reel here:

How safe is my city?

Lufkin Police Department's 2014 Crime Clock:

  • An emergency 9-1-1 call was received in the LPD Communication Center every 9 minutes.
  • A police officer was dispatched to a call for service every 12 minutes.
  • A police officer took a report on a crime or incident every hour.
  • A vehicle crash was reported every 2 hours.
  • A property crime was committed every 4 hours.
  • A theft was committed every 6 hours.
  • An assault was committed every 14 hours.
  • A burglary was committed every 22 hours.
  • A violent crime was committed every 2 days.
  • An Aggravated Assault was committed every 4 days.
  • A vehicle was stolen every 5 days.
  • A robbery was committed every 8 days.
  • A murder was committed every 183 Days

  • Each calendar year, the Lufkin Police Department reports crime statistics to the FBI through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. The Police Department’s Annual Report will begin with a report and compilation on the past years crime statistics. The second half of the report will be a breakdown of our police department section by section to show the reader the tremendous amount of effort it takes to provide effective police services to the citizens of Lufkin Texas.

    Click here to view the
    2014 LPD Annual Report.

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