Support Services Division
Captain Hefferin served in the United States Navy from 1993 to 1998, achieving the rank of E-4 / Third Class Petty Officer before his honorable discharge. Captain Hefferin began his law enforcement career with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, serving as a Corrections Officer and Patrol Deputy from 1998 to 2004.
Captain Hefferin joined the Bellaire Police Department in 2004 and has strived to contribute significantly to the City of Bellaire. He has served in various roles within the department, including Patrol Officer, Special Response Team Operator, Team Leader, Honor Guard Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Divisional Commander of the Uniformed Services Division.
Captain Hefferin's dedication to both personal and professional advancement is truly noteworthy. He strongly recognizes the significance of ongoing growth, as demonstrated by his participation in the University of Virginia's LEAD program offered by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. Additionally, he has earned a bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Charleston, showcasing his commitment to continuous learning. This academic accomplishment significantly bolsters his leadership skills within the department, proving advantageous for his team and the community at large.
As Commander of the Support Services Division, Capt. Hefferin manages 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.
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.
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.
The Warrant Officer is responsible for the oversight of arrest warrants issued by Bellaire Municipal Court as well as the enforcement of these warrants.