Jan. 4, 2012
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls has named the Command Staff that will lead the Sheriff's Office into the future. Sheriff Nehls and Command Staff members were sworn in to office Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
"Our Command Staff is ready to move the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office into the future," Nehls said. "Each one of our Command Staff members has a lengthy and excellent record in law enforcement. We are truly here to protect and serve the citizens of Fort Bend County and we bring in high expectations not only of the Command Staff, but all of the Sheriff's Office employees."
Nehls is in his 20th year in law enforcement, having spent the past eight years as Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Constable. Nehls also has served 21 years in the Army Reserve with overseas assignments in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.
David Marcaurele will serve as the Chief Deputy of the Sheriff's Office. Marcaurele is a 30-year veteran in law enforcement, the past 20 years with the Sugar Land Police Department. Prior to that, Marcaurele spent 10 years with the Wharton County Sheriff's Office, five years of which he was the Chief Deputy.
Chad Norvell has been named Major - Administration. Norvell is a 20-year law enforcement veteran, having spent the last eight years as Chief Deputy of the Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Constable's Office. Norvell has a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Leadership.
James Hines has been named Major - Enforcement and will oversee the Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions. Hines has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience, all with the Sugar Land Police Department. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement from Sam Houston State University and is a graduate of the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy.
Thomas E. Goodfellow will serve as Major - Detention. Goodfellow spent 26 years with the Harris County Sheriff's Office working in the jail, patrol, criminal investigation and administration. He spent two years as a Federal Agent in Los Angeles with the Immigration and Border Patrol. He retired as a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, and spent two tours in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Steve Holtz has been appointed Captain - Patrol following a 23-year career law enforcement. For the first eight years of his career, Holtz was an officer with the Angleton Police Department. For the past 15 years, Holtz was with the Texas Department of Public Safety where he was stationed in Fort Bend County and was promoted to Sergeant. While with the DPS, Holtz worked extensively training recruits and is an instructor in firearms, taser, lethal threat engagement and driving.
Robin Frazier, who has spent 39 years in law enforcement, has been named Captain - Support Services. Frazier is a 31-year veteran of the Texas Department of Public Safety, 30 of those years in Fort Bend County as a State Trooper with the Highway Patrol and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. Frazier also served as a Civil and Patrol Lieutenant for the Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Constable's Office for eight years.
James Burger remains Captain - Criminal Investigation Division. Burger is a 28-year law enforcement veteran, 25 of which have been with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. Burger began with the Sheriff's office in Patrol and then moved to Criminal Investigation, followed by a stint at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy. He was named Captain over the Criminal Investigation Division of the Sheriff's Office in 2007. Burger is a 2003 graduate of the 215th session of the FBI National Academy.
Robert Becker will continue serving as Captain - Identification Division and Records. Becker has 26 years experience in law enforcement, 23 of which have been with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. The majority of Becker's experience and training has been in the field of crime scene investigations. Prior to returning to the Identification Division in 2009, he was assigned to the Community Services Unit of the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy.
Paul Mosley has been named Captain - Internal Affairs. Mosley has been in law enforcement for 30 years, all with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. Mosley began service with the Sheriff's Office in the Reserves. He then attended one of the first Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement academies and became a certified Peace Officer. He began in Detention, and then had stints in Warrants, Narcotics and Patrol. He returned to Detention, and now is in charge of the Internal Affairs Division.
Captain J.G. Brownfield will be Director of Detention Operations. Brownfield has 25 years experience in law enforcement from Patrol to Detention at the Harris County Sheriff's Office where he managed the third largest jail system in the U.S. as a Major. He retired in 2009 and worked with the U.S. Department of Justice in Iraq as Director of the National Iraqi Detentions and Prison Training Academy.
Captain Geoffrey G. Jackson will continue his work in Detention. Jackson has been employed with the Sheriff's Office since Feb. 6, 1989, beginning as a Jailer and earning promotions through the ranks all within the Detention Division. Jackson also served three years with the Harris County Sheriff's Office Detention Division, giving him 27 years experience in law enforcement.
Captain Mike Patton will continue serving as the director of the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy. Patton is a 37-year law enforcement veteran beginning with the Walker County Sheriff's Office in Huntsville while attending Sam Houston State University. He served a brief stint with the Texas Department of Public Safety before moving to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office in 1978. He has served in Communications, Patrol, Warrants, Research and Planning and the Training Academy. Patton was appointed Director of the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy in April of 1996 where he remains today. He holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and is a graduate of the National FBI Academy.
Danny Jan will remain Captain - Emergency Planning with the Sheriff's Office. Jan has spent 39 years in either law enforcement, first responder services or emergency planning. For 27 years in Missouri City, he began as a firefighter, working his way through the ranks to lead the department for 18 years, retiring as the Fire Chief. During those 27 years, he also was a patrol officer. Jan worked three years as a deputy/sergeant in the Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Constable's Office, five years with the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management and four years with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. Jan's duties include overseeing Dispatch operations; emergency planning; Homeland Security/Assets; and he will serve as the liaison with the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management.
Members of the Command Staff under new Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls were sworn in Tuesday morning. Members of the staff include, from left, Captain Danny Jan, Emergency Management; Captain James Burger, Criminal Investigation Division; Captain Mike Patton, Academy; Captain Robin Frazier, Support Services; Major Thomas Goodfellow, Detention Division; Chief Deputy David Marcaurele; Captain Steven Holtz, Patrol Division; Sheriff Troy E. Nehls; Captain Robert Becker, ID and Records; Ozgur K. Bayazitoglu, Reserves Chief; Major Chad Norvell, Administration; Captain Jule Brownfield, Detention; Major James Hines, Enforcement; and Captain Geoffrey Jackson, Detention. Not pictured is Captain Paul Mosley, Internal Affairs Division.