Frenship ISD’s Chief of Police, Roy Bassett, was honored at the West Texas Crime Victim Coalition’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday for going above and beyond in protecting the community.
The Coalition’s president, Mary Duncan, said Chief Bassett’s passion to serve and protect the Lubbock community has shown in his past 32 years of service at the Lubbock Police Department, and continues to show in his newest position at Frenship ISD.
Chief Bassett was given a chance to address the crowd gathered to support him and talked about the job of being a public servant.
“This is simultaneously the most fun and hardest job I’ve ever done,” Bassett said. “The awards are nice when they come, but that’s not why anybody I know does these jobs,” he continued. “I was just doing my job.”
Chief Bassett served in numerous capacities during his time with LPD, most recently as Deputy Chief. His service also includes a 10-year period as a detective in juvenile crimes along with time as a Sergeant in Patrol and Administration as well as the department’s Public Information Officer.
“I’ve seen Frenship ISD grow and be continually recognized for excellence, and the Frenship Police Department has been an integral part of that growth and excellence,” Bassett said. “I’ve had a long, rewarding career with the Lubbock Police Department with a wide variety of assignments and training that have given me a broad spectrum of experience. I am excited to bring my experience and perspective alongside the expert officers already here to make this department and district even better.”
Congratulations Chief Bassett! We are thankful for you and your dedicated service to our Frenship community.