Chief David Wilson 

Police Chief David Wilson was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. His law enforcement career began in 2002 with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, where he held the rank of Patrol Corporal. Chief Wilson also served at Patrol Sergeant for the Muleshoe Police Department, and later held the position of Interim Chief of Police for the City of Idalou. He obtained his Basic Law Enforcement Training through the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Academy and is a certified TCOLE Instsructor as well as a certified TCOLE Field Training Officer. 

Chief Wilson served in the United States Army from 1996 to 2001 as a Specialist with the 504th MP Battalion. He was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington State and served tours of duty in Panama and Egypt while assigned to the 66th MP Company. 

Chief Wilson is married to his wife Tabatha. Together they have five wonderful children. The Wilsons are happy to be a part of the Idalou community where they can raise their family in the best schools and with the pride of the town that they are pleased to call home. 

Chief Wilson is a strong proponent of Community Policing, and his passion is training officers to perform their duties and serve their community to the highest standard and with great integrity.


Sergeant Esteban Garcia

I am Sergeant Esteban Garcia; I am originally from Idalou where I graduated as a 14 year senior in 2008. I began my Law Enforcement career with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office within the Detention Center in 2012. While working for Lubbock County, I attended and completed the South Plains College Police Academy in 2013.

I then began working for the Garza County Sheriff's Office in the Patrol Division in April of 2015. I worked in Garza County until deciding to move back to Idalou and accepted a job with the Idalou Police Department. I moved back to Idalou with my wife Lexi and our three children in 2016.

I am excited to be back in Idalou with Lexi and our children. I know through my experience and ever expanding knowledge that I will perform my duties as Sergeant to the highest standards.



 Officer Tony Mendez 

I am a fourteen year law enforcement veteran and have accumulated extensive experience in serveral areas of police practice from my service in county and municipal agencies. During my tenure, I have held positions as a Detention Officer for Lamb County Sheriff’s Office for two years and Patrolman, Corporal Patrolman, Sergeant Patrolman, Sergeant Criminal Investigator, Lead Narcotic Investigator, Tactical Officer executing search warrants and Lieutenant over Patrol for the City of Littlefield. 

I achieved my basic Peace Officer License in 2002 from South Plains Association of Governments. In 2003, I becan my career with the Littlefield Police Department, where in my ten years of service to my community, achieved my Intermediate and advanced Peace Officer License. I decided to give back to my community by participating in several civic and non-profit organizations. I was a board member for the Littlefield Chamber of Commerce for two years. I was involved in scouting programs, the High Plains Youth Football League, coaching for five years, served as Financial Secretary for the Knights of Columbus for seven years and volunteered with the Lubbock Police Department Torch Run for Special Olympics for three years. 

In 2013, I joined the Idalou Police Department where I am currently a Patrolman and am working on achieving my Master Peace Officer License. I continue to serve my community with the highest level of professionalism and integrity. 

My wife Angela and I have five children, three sons and two daughters who are attending Idalou Schools.








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