Lieutenant Jeffrey 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. He is currently Commander of the SRT (Special Response Team). Lt. Cotton has served The Bellaire Police Department as a Bailiff, Patrol Officer, Community Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, Corporal, Sergeant, Sergeant over the Office of Professional Development, and Patrol Lieutenant. As Commander of the Support Services Division, Lt. Cotton is responsible for management the Criminal Investigations Division, Property and Evidence unit, Warrant Unit and Court Security personnel.