Doug Brinkley is a 30-year law enforcement veteran who joined the City of Sugar Land in 2005 as an Assistant Police Chief. He was promoted to Police Chief in 2009. Under his leadership, the City achieved the lowest crime rate on record. He accomplished this through the creation of a strong police presence, enhanced community partnerships, expansion of public education, a commitment to the expanded implementation of technology such as cameras, rigorous training, and leadership development. In June of 2018, Brinkley was promoted to Assistant City Manager and currently oversees the Police, Fire, Public Safety Dispatch, and Emergency Management Departments.
Prior to working for the City of Sugar Land, Brinkley spent 15 years in law enforcement in Michigan, where he worked for the Detroit Police Department and the Grand Rapids Police Department. He has worked in all areas of law enforcement, including narcotics, patrol, special events coordination, traffic, and various supervisory positions. He has also served eight years in the United States Army Reserve.
Brinkley earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University and a doctorate in executive leadership studies at the University of Charleston. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police and the FBI National Academy. Brinkley is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Texas Police Chief’s Association.