Captain Richard Roebuck
Richard D. Roebuck serves as Captain of the Operations Division who provides police and security services to Parkland Health & Hospital System. He began his career with the DCHD Police Department in 1994 and has served as second in command for the police department for more than 15 years. Capt. Roebuck manages a 117-member division responsible for the calls for service, and patrol both in vehicles and on foot at Parkland Memorial Hospital, and all properties owned leased or controlled throughout Dallas County.
Capt. Roebuck is a certified crime prevention specialist and serves on the North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force in collaboration with the FBI. He is one of less than 500 Certified Healthcare Professional Administrators (CHPA) across the country through the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety. In that capacity he is responsible for conducting hazard, risk and vulnerability assessments for the hospital district.
Capt. Roebuck holds several licenses from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education including Master Peace Officer, Police Instructor, Firearms Instructor and Mental Health Peace Officer. He earned his Master Degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, and his undergraduate degrees from Midwestern State University and Trinity Valley Community College, respectively.
Capt. Roebuck is also a U.S. Army veteran. During his time in the Army, he served in Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm. During his service, he received the National Defense Ribbon, Liberation of Kuwait Ribbon and the Southeast Asia Service Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars.
Capt. Roebuck is a member of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, International Police Association, North Texas Police Chief Association, the Texas Police Association, and the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety where he is the current vice chair.