Support Services Division

Captain Jeffrey Cotton commands the Support Services Division. Captain Cotton has served in Law Enforcement since 1996, joining the Bellaire Police Department in 1998.  He holds a Master Peace Officer License and is certified as a Mental Health Officer, Special Investigator, SRT operator, Crime Prevention Inspector, and Intoxilyzer Operator. Captain Cotton holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Charleston.

 As Commander of the Support Services Division, Capt. Cotton is responsible for managing the Criminal Investigations Division, Property and Evidence Unit, Warrant Officer, and Court Security personnel. The Support Services Division provides specialized policing services to citizens outside the scope of the Patrol Division. The Support Service Division comprises the Criminal Investigations Division, Court Division, and Warrant Officer. 

Criminal Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is responsible for follow-up investigations initiated by the Patrol Division. These investigations typically require advanced investigative skills or in-depth follow-up before charges can be filed or a case can be closed. This division will also respond to preliminary investigations to assist the Patrol Division in completing the preliminary investigation.

The Criminal Investigations Division also includes the department's Evidence Technician.

Court Division

The Court Division provides security in the form of Bailiffs during court and other times when extra security for the court or court personnel is needed.

Warrant Officer

The Warrant Officer is responsible for the oversight of arrest warrants issued by Bellaire Municipal Court as well as the enforcement of these warrants.