Operations Bureau


The Operations Bureau consists of the Patrol Division, Municipal Jail Operations and the Field Training Program.

Bureau Commander Captain John Butler

John Butler began his career with the League City Police Department in 1996. He retired from the Texas Army National Guard holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, serving 4 combat tours including in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was awarded the Bronze Star and other combat awards. Captain Butler graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Political Science and History. He also graduated from American Military University with an MA in Criminal Justice. Captain Butler attended the FBI National Academy, Class 265.

Bureau Commander Captain Cliff Woitena

Cliff Woitena began his career with the League City Police Department in 1999 and currently holds the rank of Captain. Prior to joining League City, Cliff spent two years as a police officer with the Pasadena ISD PD.  Cliff served in the infantry of the United States Marine Corp.  He holds a Master Peace Officer license and has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University.  He also earned a Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University in Leadership and Management. Cliff is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 258.