Amarillo Campus Welcomes New Police Lieutenant

 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) police Lt. Doug Holley was born in Denver. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the armed services as a military police officer for the U.S. Army. Soon after arriving in what was then known as West Germany for his first duty assignment, he was selected for the personal security detail for a lieutenant general’s personal staff.

After four years of protecting three-star generals and dignitaries who visited his operations area, Holley was transferred to a U.S. Army base in Georgia where he conducted military police investigations for two years. Upon leaving the military in 1993, he was hired as a guard for the Texas Tech University Police Department (TTPD).

Realizing Holley’s potential, TTPD promoted him to police officer, and after moving up the ranks to administrative sergeant, Holley was placed in charge of a multitude of tasks, including employment procedures, new employee training, crime prevention, overtime assignments and several other projects. He was also named TTPD’s terminal agency coordinator for the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (aka TLETS) that included an 800Mhz radio system.

After nine years of exemplarily performance, Holley left TTPD to assume the regional campus facility manager post with the TTUHSC. He also maintained his police commission through TTPD, working as a consultant on security measures and performing other law enforcement duties as assigned.

In 2012, Holley was named training director for Texas Tech University’s Institute for Forensic Sciences, and in 2013 he returned to TTPD as IT sergeant. In April 2016, he was promoted to lieutenant and moved to the TTUHSC campus in Amarillo.

Holley brings more than 30 years of law enforcement experience to the Amarillo campus, where he will work to ensure the laws of Texas and TTUHSC are applied to maintain a safe learning environment for students and a secure workplace for employees.

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