Gordon W. Goldhammer, Captain, Detention

4x6WebSized9428Gordon Goldhammer was born in Florence, Arizona in 1962. He began his Law Enforcement career with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office in 2008 and has worked his way through the ranks to his current position as the night Watch Commander in the Lubbock County Detention Center. In addition to his regular duty assignment, he serves as the Honor Guard Assistant Commander.

Gordon Goldhammer attended high school at Parker High School, Parker, Arizona, prior to entering the military. He retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service. In 2005, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Leo University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies. He married to his wife, Wendy, and together they have six children.


Summary of Qualifications
2008-PresentLubbock County Sheriff’s Office: Currently assigned as the night Watch Commander for the Detention Center, he began his career as a detention officer and was selected to serve as the Programs Coordinator and Programs and Re-Entry Coordinator. He is currently the Honor Guard Assistant Commander. As a Watch Commander, he is responsible for a shift of up to 102 Detention personnel, including both sworn officers and civilian staff members, and the safe operation of the facility during his watch.
Relevant Experience
1983-2006U.S. Army:
1984-1987Served in the 2d Forward Support Battalion, Erlangen, Germany as an Administrative Supervisor
1987-1994Served at the White House Communications Agency, Washington, DC as a Recruiting Supervisor
1994-1995Served in the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Myer, Virginia as an Operations Supervisor
1995-1997Served in the U.S. Forces Korea J1, Yongsan, Seoul, Korea as a Manpower Analyst
1997-2000Served in the 1st Battalion 28th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina as a Senior Drill Sergeant for Initial Entry Soldiers
2000-2002Served in the Field Artillery Training Center, Fort Sill, Oklahoma as an Equal Opportunity Advisor
2002-2003Served in the Combined Forces Command C3, Yongsan, Seoul, Korea as the Operations Supervisor for the U.S. and Republic of Korea combined Special Forces
2003-2006Served in the Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia as an Equal Opportunity Advisor
1986Primary Leadership Development Course, Ansbach, Germany
1988Basic Non-commissioned Officers Course, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana
1991-1995Central Texas College:Associate of Art in General Studies.
1997Drill Sergeant School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina
1999Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick AFB, Florida
2000Advance Non-commissioned Officers Course, Fort Jackson, South Carolina
2003-2006Saint Leo University:Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Art in Religious Studies.
2009Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE):Basic Jailor’s License
Professional Memberships &Committees
2009-PresentTexas Jail Association
2009-PresentAmerican Jail Association