Lubbock Police Department Assistant Chief Thomas Esparza is retiring from the Department after 32 years of service.
Chief Esparza joined the LPD in September of 1979 and began his career in the Patrol Division. He also served in Investigations, Administration, and the Academy as he promoted through the ranks. He was promoted to Assistant Chief in January of 2004 and was assigned to the Investigations Division. He served as Assistant Chief over Investigations for four years before taking over the Patrol Division up until his retirement. Chief Esparza's retirement will be effective April 30th.
Captain Jerry Brewer will be promoted to Assistant Chief and will be assigned to the Patrol Division. Captain Brewer has been with the LPD for 23 years and has worked in numerous different sections within the LPD. He has most recently been assigned to the Investigations Division.
Chief Esparza is greatly appreciated by the men and women of the LPD for his years of leadership and service. We wish him all the best in retirement.