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City of Lubbock announces interim Police Chief

Gregory Rushin served as police chief in Plano for 18 years and assistant City Manager for Plano for four years.
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Gregory Rushin served as police chief in Plano for 18 years and assistant City Manager for Plano for four years.

The City of Lubbock has announced an interim chief for the Lubbock Police Department.

According to the City of Lubbock’s release, Gregory Rushin will take the position after serving as police chief in Plano for 18 years and assistant City Manager in Plano for four years.

Rushin, a former president of the Texas Police Chiefs Association, has also worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an agent for four years.

Rushin’s appointment follows the City’s announcement of LPD chief Floyd Mitchell’s resignation on September 12.

Read more: City of Lubbock announces LPD Chief's resignation

Lubbock City Manager Jarrett Atkinson will present Rushin’s appointment to the Lubbock City Council on September 26. Atkinson offered the following statement on Rushin’s appointment.

"I am pleased to have Gregory Rushin serve as our Interim Police Chief," said Atkinson. “His tremendous experience and proven track record will guide the Lubbock Police Department as we continue to move forward and honor our commitment to public safety."

According to the City, Rushin will begin his service as Interim Chief at the end of day after Chief Mitchell’s resignation becomes effective on September 22.

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Brad Burt is a reporter for KTTZ, born and raised in Lubbock. He has made a point to focus on in-depth local coverage, including civic and accountability reporting. Brad's professional interest in local journalism started on set as a member of the technical production team at KCBD Newschannel 11 before becoming a digital and investigative producer.