4x6WebSized9432Kathleen Finley began her Law Enforcement career with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office in 2008.  She has served as the Programs & Re-Entry Coordinator, Logistics Lieutenant and her current position as the Director of Logistics.  In addition to her regular duty assignment, she is the Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator for Lubbock County and serves as a Squad Leader on the Honor Guard.  She served in the United States Army Reserves and came to the Sheriff’s Office with a background in Emergency Management and Homeland Security.  In 2008, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Leo University with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Critical Incident Management. She is a member of the Texas Jail Association, the American Jail Association and the Texas Corrections Association.  In March 2011, she graduated from the National Jail Leadership Command Academy.


Summary of Qualifications
2008 – Present Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office: Currently assigned as the Director of Logistics, she is also a Squad Leader on the Honor Guard. As the Director of Logistics, she is responsible for the Office of Professional and Ethical Standards, Gang Intelligence, Transport, Fleet, Inmate Programs, and all other administrative and operational support areas of the Lubbock County Detention Center.  She is also the Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator for Lubbock County.  In 2010, she assisted in the logistical transition from the downtown facility to the new Lubbock County Detention Center.
Relevant Experience
2006-2008 City of Lubbock: Served as a specialist in the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.  Served as the Liaison Officer on the Regional Incident Management Team, Liaison Officer during Hurricane Ike and Gustav relief efforts, Logistics and Documentation Officer on the South Plains Multi-Agency Coordination Group, served as a Training Sub-Committee member of the Lubbock County Emergency Planning Committee.
1989-1993 U.S. Army Reserve: Served in the 95th Training Division (IET) as an Administrative Specialist.
1982-1986 Fletcher High School
1986-1989 University of Oklahoma
1990-1993 Cameron University: Bachelor of Arts 
1999-2000 Texas Tech University
2006-2008 St. Leo University: Master of Science
2011 National Jail Leadership Command Academy
Professional Memberships &Committees
2010-Present Kaplan College (Lubbock) Criminal Justice Program Advisory Board
2008-Present Texas Jail Association
2008-Present American Jail Association
2008-Present Texas Corrections Association
2007-Present South Plains Multi-Agency Coordination Group:  Logistics and Documentation Officer
2006-Present Lubbock County Emergency Planning Committee:  Training Sub-Committee Member
2007-2008 Regional Incident Management Team:  Liaison Officer
2006-2008 American Red Cross, South Plains Chapter:  Executive Board Member, Nomination & Governance Committee Member