CLUTE PD INTERIM CHIEF OF POLICE
Captain Robin Carlton
Captain Carlton started in law enforcement in 1978 when he went to work with the Freeport Police Department where he worked with Mark Wicker who is the current Chief of Police in Clute.
Captain Carlton then worked for the Lake Jackson Police Department and came to work for the Clute Police Department in 1987 as a patrol officer. Captain Carlton worked for the Clute Police Department until August of 1998, when he left the department for private business. He returned to work for the Clute Police Department in April, 1999.
Captain Carlton has worked for the Clute Police Department as a patrol officer, patrol corporal, patrol sergeant, detective, detective sergeant, patrol lieutenant and was promoted to Administrative Captain in January, 2005. He is second in command to the Chief of Police and is only the second officer of the department to hold this position. Captain Carlton oversees all employees of the department with the exception of the Criminal Investigation Division.
Captain Carlton is a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute, Class #46 and holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate along with numerous other certifications.
Captain Carlton and his wife Sandra live in Angleton. They have 5 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Captain Carlton enjoys playing his guitar, writing gospel music, sports, spending time with family with BBQ's at his home, and time away with his wife in the Texas hill country.
Captain Carlton says, "My faith in Jesus Christ is what sustains me in my life, and every day I strive to depend on Him more for guidance. I pray for each police officer in this nation, and ask God to grant me more understanding, compassion, commen sense, and courage to be a better Christian, husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend, and to be a better leader for the employees of the Clute Police Department."