Hugh Sutton was born in Seminole, Texas in 1960.  He began his career in Law Enforcement in 1981 with the Texas Department of Public Safety.   He was hired in 1984 by the Lubbock Police Department as a Patrolman. In 1987, he was promoted to Detective. He served in the Crimes Against Property, Crimes Against Persons, as well as Homicide and Robbery Divisions.  He retired from the Lubbock Police Department in 2007.

In July of 2007, Chief Sutton, was hired by the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office as an Investigator in the Criminal Investigations Division.  He was subsequently promoted to Captain in May of 2010 and eventually to Assistant Chief of Law Enforcement for the Lubbock Sheriff’s Office.

Hugh Sutton graduated from High School at Seminole, Texas then attended two years at New Mexico Jr. College and two years at Texas Tech University.  He received his Bachelors Degree from Wayland Baptist University in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology.


Summary of Qualifications
1981 Texas Department of Public Safety Academy
1984-2007 Lubbock Police Department:  Began as Patrolman, promoted to Corporal and eventually Homicide Detective.  Served as Defense Tactics Instructor and P.T. Instructor.  Worked all shifts for the Department as a Patrolman and served as a Licensed Polygraph Examiner for the Investigations Division.
2007-Present Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office – Investigator, Captain, Assistant Chief of Law Enforcement
Relevant Experience
1985-Present Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education Instructor.
1996-Present Certified Polygraph Examiner
1997-Present Master Peace Officer Certificate
2004-2007 Texas State Polygraph Board member appointed by Governor Rick Perry
2010-Present Task Force member for State Human Trafficking Prevention appointed by Attorney General Greg Abbott
1978 Graduated Seminole High School
1979-1981 New Mexico Jr. College
1982-1984 Texas Tech University
1991 Wayland Baptist University
Professional Memberships &Committees
2004 Texas Polygraph Examiners Board
2010 Texas Attorney General Human Trafficking Task Force
2010 Crime Victim Assistance Board