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Office of the Chief of Police
The Office of the Chief plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates the activities of the department and provides all command functions for the agency. This includes special studies, research, budgeting, and complex staff assistance as they relate to the delivery of all police services. 

The Office of the Chief of Police is comprised of the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, Office of Professional Standards, and the Public Information Officer.

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Chief of Police

Chief Gary Ratliff has been with the Department since 1985.  He has held the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain.  He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2006 and promoted to Chief in January 2018. He has served as a supervisor in every division of the Department. Gary has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University and he completed his Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management at Sam Houston State University in 2016. Chief Ratliff is also a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas and the FBI National Academy.

Chief Ratliff’s experience includes:        
  • Advanced Accident Investigator
  • Assistant SWAT Commander 
  • Detective
  • Field Training Coordinator
  • Honor Guard
  • Internal Affairs Investigator
  • Public Information Officer
  • SWAT Negotiator


James Spencer
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James Spencer began his career with the League City
Police Department in 1991. He has held the rank of Sergeant,
Lieutenant and Captain and was appointed Assistant Chief in
January 2018. 

Assistant Chief Spencer's experience includes:

  • Field Training Officer and Evaluator
  • Assistant Field Training Coordinator
  • Intoxilyzer Operator
  • Advanced Accident Investigator
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Patrol Lieutenant
  • Patrol Captain
  • Criminal Investigations Lieutenant 
  • Office of Professional Standards Lieutenant
  • Bicycle Patrol

He graduated from the University of Texas-Austin with a Sociology Bachelor's Degree, attended the FBI National Academy in 2011 and holds a TCOLE Master Peace Officer.

Greg Flowers
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Office of Professional Standards, Lieutenant

Greg Flowers began his career with the League City Police Department in 1986. He has held the rank of Lieutenant since 1994. Before his employment with League City, he worked for the Galveston County Sheriff's Department from 1982 until 1986.   Lieutenant Flowers is currently assigned to the Office of Professional Standards.

Lieutenant Flowers' experience includes:        
  • Motorcycle Operations
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Marine Safety Enforcement Instructor
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection
Lieutenant Flowers holds a TCOLE Instructor license and is currently certified as a Marine Safety Enforcement Officer Instructor, as a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer, and has completed the LEMIT Training Program.

Kelly R. Williamson
Latest Kelly R.jpgPublic Information Officer/Media Relations Officer

Kelly Williamson joined League City Police Department in October 1998. Before his employment with the Department, he was a police officer in Denison Tx. Officer Williamson graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and a Minor in Psychology. 

Officer Williamson's experience includes:

  • Public Information Officer
  • Patrol Officer
  • Marine Patrol Officer
  • SWAT Negotiator
  • Field Training Officer
  • Community Outreach Officer
  • Bicycle Patrol Officer
  • Physical Assessment Team Coordinator
  • Background Investigator
  • Orientation Program Development
  • Public Speaking

Officer Williamson holds a TCOLE Master Peace Officer License.  As a spokesperson for the Department, he strives to grow a relationship of trust and cooperation between the League City community and the officers who serve it.