Lubbock Christian University
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Michael Smith

Director, Public Safety; Chief of Police

  • BSOE Wayland Baptist University- Justice Administration, 2008
  • MPA Wayland Baptist University, 2016


Mike has a long background in criminal justice serving Lubbock County & Randall for almost twenty five years working with various fields including juvenile justice and law enforcement.  While with Lubbock County, Mike served primarily in juvenile justice programs  and helped develop a bullying/dating violence curriculum through Texas AgriLife Extension called "Take a Stand." After serving Randall County, for a short time, Mike returned to Lubbock in 2010 where he has served as the Chief/Director of LCU Public Safety for Lubbock Christian University since.

Mike holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Wayland Baptist University as well as a Master Peace Officer certification.  Mike, a trained mediator, serves on boards such as the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Texas Police Chiefs Association, Texas Association of College & University Police Administrators, One Voice Home, Lubbock Lions Club and First Responder Ministries.  Additionally, he serves on the Texas Governor’s Sexual Assault Survivors’ Task Force Campus Work Group as well as the Curriculum Review for the Basic Peace Officer Course, Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigator Course and the Trauma-Informed Approach to Sexual Assault Investigations Course. Finally, Mike serves as an adjunct professor for Lubbock Christian University for Professionalism & Ethics (CRJ 4333) and Victimology & Victims’ Rights (CRJ 4352).