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Lieutenant Lance Cook is a 30 year veteran with the La Porte Police Department. During his tenure, he spent five years in patrol, five years in D.A.R.E., and nine years in the Criminal Investigations Division (CID). He promoted to Sergeant in August of 2008 where he spent four years as a patrol supervisor, and then transferred to CID in January of 2013. Lance held the position of CID sergeant for six years. In October 2018 he promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to night shift watch commander.
Lance attended San Jacinto College in 1990 and obtained a Certificate of Technology in Criminal Justice. He went on to the University Of Houston where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology- Behavioral Science in 2005. In 2013 Lance graduated Class 68 with the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) Leadership Command College giving him six graduate hours towards his master’s degree. He attended the LEMIT Public Information Officer School in 2010, the Institute of Police Technology and Management for managing the Field Training program in 2011.
Lieutenant Cook holds a Master Peace Officer’s Certificate with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement in June 2005, he is a Forensic and Investigative hypnotist and a Crime Prevention Inspector. Cook is a published author with a paper titled The Necessity of requiring a Mandatory Rotation of Detectives.
Lance is currently a member of the La Porte Masonic Lodge #857.
He married his wife Kelly 29 years ago, and they have three children- Kaytlin, Kathryn and Morgan.