Chief Bratton started his law enforcement career in 1984 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  In 2001, he resigned as a Major to become Chief of Police In Paducah, Kentucky.  In 2008, he was appointed Chief of Police in Corsicana, Texas.  In April, 2016, he became Chief of Police in Clute 

Chief Bratton has served on the International Association of Chiefs of Police Professional, Standards, Image, and Ethics Committee and Administration Committee, The Texas Association of Chiefs of Police Ethics Committee, and is an experienced IACP mentor for new chiefs of police, an ethics instructor, community policing assessor, and an accreditation assessor.  He is a graduate of the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar Program at Quantico, Va. and the Police Executive Research Forum's Programs Senior Management Institute for Police at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government at Boston, Massachusetts. 

Chief Bratton has an Assocaites of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology.

As the Clute Police Department Chief of Police, Bratton leads a team of 40 employees, setting the vision and direction for the department along with managing operations and the department's budget. 

Chief Bratton strives daily to lead by example with integrity, professionalism, accountability and transparency.



Captain Diane Turner  
Captain James Fitch

Captain Fitch started his law enforcement career in 2000 in Huntsville, TX. While there he served as patrol officer, bike patrol officer, SWAT member and eventually SWAT Leader. He promoted to Sergeant before leaving Huntsville. He has served at various command level positions at Sam Houston State University Police Department and the San Jacinto County Sheriff's Department.  Captain Fitch served as Chief of Police at North Central Texas College Police Department.
Captain Fitch received his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Prairie View A&M University and his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Sam Houston State University. He is also a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.