Citizen Information and Resources

Clute Police Department offers various courses and training to the community. You can find information about upcoming events in the Crime Prevention Tab or the Upcoming Events tab. If you need any additional information regarding these events please contact Belinda Rickman, Public Information/Crime Prevention Officer.

Belinda Rickman - Public Information/Crime Prevention Officer

(979)265-6194 Ext. 113

Officer Belinda Rickman began her law enforcement career in 1977 as a dispatcher with the Angleton Police Department.  She then went to work for Brazoria County in 1978, where she worked for the District Attorney's Office, District Clerk's Office, and Juvenile Detention.

Officer Rickman was the Crime Victim Coordinator for the Brazoria County District Attorney's Office and was selected to attend the National Victim Assistance Academy in 1997.  Officer Rickman received a statewide award in 1998 from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse for "Outstanding Prosecutor Based Program".  During her tenure at the District Attorney's Office, Officer Rickman was responsible for starting the grass roots crime victim assistance program and was instrumental in the creation of the Brazoria County Crime Victim Support Group which was the first of it's kind in Brazoria County. 

Officer Rickman went to work for the Clute Police Department in Feburary, 2000 as a patrol officer.  She is currently assigned to the Warrant Division and is also responsible for Crime Prevention and Public Relations.

Officer Rickman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Alvin Community College and holds an AAS in Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement and Police Administration from Alvin Community College.  Officer Rickman graduated from Alvin Law Enforcement Academy in 1999.

Officer Rickman holds Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Master Peace Officer Certifications, is a Certified Crime Prevention Specialist, and holds a Police Instructor License along with numerous other certifications.

Officer Rickman was raised in Angleton, is married, has 2 daughters, and 1 grandson.  Officer Rickman's philosophy is, "God first, Family second."  and her favorite quote is, "Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe."