Chief of Police

Welcome to Sugar Land Police Department

On behalf of all the members of the Sugar Land Police Department, welcome to our website.

The Sugar Land Police Department is committed to providing exceptional public safety services and taking a leadership role in building community partnerships. The men and women of the department subscribe to core values including:
  • Honesty / integrity
  • Accountability / ownership
  • Consistency and fairness
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Positive attitude
  • Teamwork and a strong work ethic
It's important for us to stay connected to the community we serve. It is also important that you are informed about what work we do, how we complete our work and how you can assist us in being successful. Our website is one tool we use to achieve this goal.

Thank you for visiting our website. We welcome your suggestions, ideas, and feedback.

Doug Brinkley, Chief of Police.

The Chief's Career

Chief Brinkley began his career with the Sugar Land Police Department in January of 2005, as the Assistant Chief of Police in charge of the Support Services Bureau. In October of 2009, Brinkley was promoted to Chief of Police. Before coming to Sugar Land, Chief Brinkley spent 15 years in law enforcement in Michigan, where he worked for the Detroit Police Department and the Grand Rapids Police Department. Brinkley has worked in all areas of law enforcement, including:
  • Narcotics
  • Patrol
  • Special events coordination
  • Traffic
  • Various supervisory positions
  • Vice
Chief Brinkley holds a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police and the FBI National Academy (class 227).

Chief Brinkley is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the Texas Police Chiefs Association, and The Exchange Club of Sugar Land.