Friday afternoon (August 21), Lubbock City Manager James Loomis announced that he appointed Greg Stevens to fill the vacancy at police chief.

Stevens' promotion from Assistant Chief to Police Chief is contingent upon approval from the Lubbock City Council. An agenda item for confirmation has been placed on the August 27 City Council meeting.

According to the City of Lubbock, Stevens started with the Lubbock Police Department in October 1992 and has served in Patrol, Special Operations, Internal Affairs, Administration, Narcotics, Vice and Gang Intelligence, Investigations and Police Academy. He became Assistant Chief in April of 2014.

Stevens also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve and active duty in the U.S. Air Force. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Wayland Baptist University and a master’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University.

Stevens' additional credentials include: graduated from the FBI's National Academy and the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.