Citizen Information and Resources
Safe Traffic Stops:
The attached video was created by the Abilene Police Department. It has been endorsed by the Texas Police Chief's Association. This video was created to help lessen anxiety and increase safety during traffic stops. Traffic stops can be stressful to both citizens and officers because of the many elements of the situation and the unknowns. Through this video we hope to enhance citizen's knowledge regarding traffic stops and give our citizens a better idea of what to expect during a traffic stop. We hope the video will help us work together to make our community a safer place for all of us.
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 Det. Sgt. Belinda Rickman.
Belinda Rickman - Detective Sergeant
Internal Affairs & Background Investigations/Public Information/Crime Prevention
(979)265-6194 Ext. 2013
Sgt. 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.
Sgt. 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. Sgt. 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, Sgt. 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.
Sgt. Rickman went to work for the Clute Police Department in Feburary, 2000 as a patrol officer. She is currently Detective Sergeant and is assigned as Internal Affairs Investigator and Background Investigator. She is also responsible for Crime Prevention, and Public Relations.
Sgt. 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. Sgt. Rickman graduated from Alvin Law Enforcement Academy in 1999.
Sgt. Rickman holds a Master Peace Officer Certification, is a Certified Crime Prevention Specialist, and holds a Police Instructor License along with numerous other certifications.
Sgt. Rickman was raised in Angleton, is married, has 2 daughters, and 2 grandsons.