The new Deputy Director of DPS Law Enforcement Operations is a former Lubbock resident. David Baker's promotion is still subject to consent by the Public Safety Commission. Baker is a native of Perryton. He started as a DPS trooper in Lubbock in 1978. He also served as a Sergeant in both Lubbock and Midland.
Baker said in a written statement, "I am honored by the trust placed in me by Director McCraw and the Public Safety Commission, and I look forward to working with the entire DPS leadership team to continue the outstanding work the Department does on a daily basis."