Police Chief Mark Wicker
Chief Wicker has served in the Law Enforcement field for over 34 years starting his career in 1976. Having worked for the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department, the Cities of Freeport, Brazoria and the City of Clute from 1981- present. Appointed Chief of Police in Clute October 1st of 1988 is the longest standing Chief in the history of the City. Chief Wicker is a Brazoswood High School graduate, and attended his basic law enforcement training at Brazosport College while working for Freeport Police Department.
Chief Wicker was named Officer of the Year for Brazoria County in 1986 for saving the life of a 4 year old girl and her wounded father during a shoot out and hostage situation at a local convenience store. He is a current member and past president of the Citizens Advisory Panel for Shintech and BASF and has served on that panel since its origin. Chief Wicker is a current member and previously two-term president of the Southeast Texas Chiefs of Police Association. Is a 1994 Graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is Chairman of the Clute Traffic Commission having served on that board for over 24 years. Chief Wicker holds a Master Texas Police Officer’s license and Advanced Instructors Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education.
Captain Robin Carolton
Captain Carlton started in law enforcement in 1978, as a patrol officer with the Freeport Police Department. Captain Carlton worked with Chief of Police Mark Wicker who was also a patrol officer at Freeport.
Captain Carlton started with the Clute Police Department in 1986. He worked in patrol and criminal investigation division, and left the department for a short period before returning, and now has been with the department for a total of 20 years. He worked as a patrol officer, patrol corporal, patrol sergeant, detective, detective sergeant, patrol lieutenant and now Captain.
Captain Carlton was named Brazoria County 100 Club Officer of the year in 2002. He is also a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Leadership Command College; Law Enforcement Management Institute, Class #46, Sam Houston State University in 2004.