Communications Division

Lieutenant Russell Brown is responsible for the Communications Division, Information Technology, and the Records Division. He has served the City of Bellaire since 1994. 

Lt. Brown was honored as Employee of the Year in 1999. He holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate and a Police Instructor Certificate. Lt. Brown is a member of the Bike Team, Firearms Instructor, and is also the police department's Custodian of Records and Records Manager.  

Lieutenant Russell Brown

Communications Supervisor

​Melissa Galan supervises the department's Communications Division. Ms. Galan has served with the Bellaire Police Department since August, 2007. 
The Communications Division operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Communications Specialists process calls received from the public and dispatch Police, Fire and/or EMS as needed.  With the aid of computerized dispatch technology, Communications Specialists ensure a timely response to calls for service and monitor the safety of officers and firemen around the clock. The Communications Division is also responsible for maintaining the department's radio, mobile data, and telephone equipment. 

All Communications officers receive specialized training and certification from the State of Texas.