TEXAS TECH POLICE ANNOUNCE NEW ASSISTANT CHIEF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 8, 2005
CONTACT: Scott Slemmons, scott.slemmons@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – Major Michael Bland has been hired as the new assistant chief of police of the Texas Tech Police Department.

Chief Ron Seacrist said Bland will assume his new duties on Monday (Aug. 8) as operations major.

Bland comes to Texas Tech from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, where he was captain of police. He is a retired major in the Army Reserves and has worked in campus law enforcement for more than 15 years.

"We are pleased that Michael will be joining us here at Texas Tech," said Seacrist. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him, and we are looking forward to working with him."

SOURCE: Ron Seacrist, chief of police, Texas Tech University Police Department, (806) 742-3931, or e-mail ronald.seacrist@ttu.edu.