Watch the Swearing In Ceremony Held March 11, 2011
Chief Lisa Womack was sworn in as Chief of Police for the Lakeland Police Department on March 11, 2011.
Chief Womack has worked as Chief of Police in Sugar Land, Texas, and Elgin, Illinois. She has also worked as interim Assistant Chief in Arlington, Texas.
Chief Womack is a nationally recognized law enforcement leader, and is credentialed as a Commissioner on the Commission of Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), and is an Executive Committee Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and IACP Foundation.
Chief Womack grew up in Longview, Texas, where she was an avid fan of tennis. She played tennis in high school and also in college at Texas Woman’s University. Aside from tennis, she also enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities as well as many sports. Chief Womack stated she is a big fan of “basketball, baseball, and football – in that order.” She also enjoys running to stay fit and is an avid reader.
Chief Womack commented: “I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve the Lakeland community along side the men and women of the Lakeland Police Department. I will strive to continue the tradition of the Lakeland Police Department in providing outstanding professional police service and will represent the Lakeland Police Department within the community to the best of my ability. I believe the purpose and mission of police is to serve the public and to make a positive difference in the community.”
Chief Womack has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Texas Women’s University. She also attended the Senior Management Institute for Police. Chief Womack’s family is also very proud of her accomplishments. “My family and I are happy to call Lakeland our home.”