The Administrative Captain is responsible for overseeing all civilian employees and four sworn officers. The Administrative Captain is also responsible for overseeing the operations of the following divisions:
- Animal Control
- Jail Operations
- Records Division
- Telecommunications Division
- Training Division
- Technology and Data Processing
The Administrative Captain handles purchasing and budgeting duties, including the preparation of the Texas City Police Department's annual budget.
Phone: (409) 643-5837
Captain Clayton Pope has been in Law Enforcement for 21 years. Captain Clayton Pope began his career with the Galveston Police Department in January 2002 before finding his way to Texas City in April 2006. Captain Clay Pope has served many roles within the department over the years, such as Accident Reconstructionist, Field Training Officer, and the Code Enforcement Division.
After promoting to Captain, he served a year as the Patrol Commander before being assigned to the Administrative Captain. He is currently the Department’s Financial Officer and SWAT Commander, having previously served as an operator and sniper on the SWAT team.
Captain Pope holds a Master Peace Officer certification and has attended over 3,500 hours of training as a Law Enforcement Officer, including the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Development Association (LEEDA) “Trilogy Leadership Program.”
Phone: (409) 643-5729
John Broussard began his career in 1985. He was hired on with the Texas City Police Department in January 1993. He graduated from Texas City High School, attended the police academy at College of the Mainland, then went right to work in law enforcement. John holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate with the state as well as certificates for Instructor and Crime Prevention Inspector. John was also a Field Training Officer while assigned to patrol.
Current duties include dispatch supervisor, systems administrator for the department’s Computer Aided Dispatch system, Records Management system, as well as other assorted software used by the department. John assists with purchasing, building maintenance, technology, and other tasks to assist in keeping things running at the police department. He is also a member of the City of Texas City Safety Committee and TCPD Risk Analysis Board.
Public Information Officer
Phone: (409) 643-5838
Detective Jeff Winstead was honorably discharged from the United States Coast Guard in 1983 and has a total of 32 years of law enforcement experience. Detective Winstead joined the Texas City Police Department in 2012 with the patrol division. Detective Winstead has been assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division since 2017. Detective Winstead is currently assigned to the unsolved major crimes unit that investigates old homicides and other unsolved major crimes. Detective Winstead currently holds a Master Peace Officer Certification along with numerous specialized certificates of training.
Public Relations Officer
Phone: (409) 643-5719
Timothy Herd retired from the United States Army, where he completed several combat tours and was awarded two Meritorious Service Medals and The Bronze Star Medal. He is trained in and has operated on High Value Target Acquisition Teams, Critical Site Protection Teams, Personal Security Details, and as a Personal Security Officer. He has also led Foreign National Police Training Teams and has been an Advisor to Foreign National Police Departments.
Timothy Herd began his law enforcement career in 1997. He has been employed by the Texas City Police department since 2007, where he currently serves as the Public Relations Officer and Recruitment Coordinator.
He was awarded a Master Peace Officer Certification in 2014 and has served the Texas City Police Department as the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association Liaison, Explorer Advisor, Site Security Assessment Officer, and Public Information Officer.
Phone: (409) 643-5736
Officer Melissa Schanzer began her career as an Emergency Telecommunicator in the Dispatch in 2011 with the Texas City Police Department.
Officer Melissa Schanzer has served in the Patrol division, is currently working in the Administrative Division, and is currently assigned as the Training Coordinator of the Texas City Law Enforcement Training Academy and the Grant Administrator for the Department. Melissa Schanzer holds an Advanced Peace Officer License and serves on the risk analysis board.
Phone: (409) 995-0703
Sergeant James Patterson began his law enforcement career with the Texas City Police Department on November 12, 2007. Sergeant Patterson currently holds a Master Peace Officer certificate through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Sergeant Patterson served five years on the Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics team (S.W.A.T.), is an accident reconstructionist, Field Training Officer and Intoxilyzer Operator.
Sergeant Patterson also served as a member of the Department’s Crime Scene Investigation division from March 2020 thru February 2023, at which time he promoted to Patrol Sergeant and was assigned to Platoon