Sergeant Brandon Pierpoint

Brandon Pierpoint is a retired Sergeant with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office and served his community for over twenty years. Brandon attended Baylor University and South Plains College, where he received an Associate’s Degree in Law enforcement Technology. Since the start of his career in law enforcement Brandon has served in various capacities, such as the jail division, court division and the patrol division. Within the jail division, Brandon was a member of the Detention Response Team, and support services. Brandon served in courtroom security for high profile trials and was soon transferred to the patrol division. Brandon would then be promoted to the criminal investigations division where he spent the last half of his career. Brandon became involved in hostage negotiations in 2003 and was the Team Leader of the SWAT Negotiations Team. In 2002 Brandon was honored with the Life saving Award for preventing an in-custody suicide attempt. Brandon is a TCOLE instructor, Mental Health Peace Officer, Firearms Instructor, and holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate. In 2007, Brandon was appointed as the new region six director of training and was elected as President of the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators in 2015. Brandon served as an advisor on the board of directors until 2021. Brandon has had the honor of presenting at multiple conferences including the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators, California Association of Hostage Negotiators, Western States Hostage Negotiators Association, National Tactical Officers Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.


  • The Kill Line

    This presentation will review the results of a scenario-based training conducted with crisis negotiators, and then with patrol officers regarding how they responded to an armed and suicidal veteran. Implications for officer safety, and training in general will be considered as the results of this training are discussed.