LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A new Chief of Police for Lubbock ISD has been named following the retirement of the current chief Tom Nichols.
At a special meeting of the LISD Board of Trustees, Mark Hinshaw was named the new Chief of Police. Hinshaw is currently the Director of Security Police Services for Plano ISD where he is responsible for a $4 million budget and 100 full-time and contracted employees. Plano ISD is a district of 55,000 students and 7,000 staff members.
Hinshaw welcomed the opportunity to return to West Texas where he has family and previous work experience. He was a police officer and detective in Midland and also served as a police officer in Hobbs, New Mexico. A graduate of the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, Hinshaw also holds a master's degree from the University of Texas Permian Basin.
Hinshaw has a brother living in Lubbock and his son is a junior at Texas Tech University.
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