City Council confirms new police chief, Floyd Mitchell

City Council confirms new police chief, Floyd Mitchell
The Lubbock City Council voted to confirm Floyd Mitchell’s appointment as the next police chief for the Lubbock Police Department on Tuesday. (Source: City of Lubbock Facebook)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Lubbock City Council voted to confirm Floyd Mitchell’s appointment as the next police chief for the Lubbock Police Department on Tuesday.

The vote happened during the regular city council meeting at 4:30 p.m. inside City Hall.

Mitchell will begin his tenure on Monday, Nov. 11. The announcement that Mitchell will be taking the role of chief came in early October.

He has been in law enforcement for almost 30 years and will leave his current job as the police chief for Temple. Mitchell will step in as Lubbock’s 23rd police chief and follows Greg Stevens, who announced his retirement in April.

We're excited to welcome Chief Floyd Mitchell to Lubbock after today's City Council vote naming him chief of police!...

Posted by Lubbock Police Department on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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