The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office Detention Response Team or D.R.T. is made up of a Commander, Assistant Commander and thirty two Detention Officers. The team’s primary mission is to deal with non-compliant and violent inmates.


Each D.R.T. member receives training in high risk escorts, advanced restraint systems, less than lethal devices, riot and crowd control, defensive tactics, and cell extractions.


The D.R.T. receives monthly training as well as an annual week long training.


There are D.R.T. Officers assigned to every shift to provide for
immediate response to any situation that may arise.