Lubbock Mobilizes Efforts to Assist in Harvey Aftermath
The City of Lubbock Police Department will assist the City of Houston Police Department with security at shelters set up for flood victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Lubbock Police will send a group of ten officers to Houston on Monday, August 28th. This team will consist of one lieutenant, one sergeant, and eight officers/corporals.
The Lubbock Police Department plans to schedule a rotation to provide at least ten officers to assist with security in Houston for the duration of the storm.
The Lubbock officers will coordinate with Houston Police and the Texas Department of Public Safety upon their arrival.
Lubbock Police will coordinate any additional support as needed.
A City of Lubbock employee and a member of the South Plains Incident Management Team were deployed on Saturday to Houston.
They are currently assisting the State of Texas in the response to flooding in the Houston area.
They are highly trained to provide expertise and support in logistics and planning for local and state leaders.
Five Lubbock firefighters deployed on Sunday morning to assist as well.