Citizen Information and Resources:

Crescentwood (100 Lakeview Drive) Fire Update:

May 23, 2018 at 8:10 AM Clute Fire Fighters from Clute, Angleton, Freeport, Lake Jackson, Richwood, and Oyster Creek responded to the blaze along with units from Clute PD, Clute Fire Marshal’s Office and Clute and Lake Jackson EMS.

Building 13 is a total loss and representatives with the management company were working on alternative housing plans for the residents of the 15 occupied units in that building. The City has also re...ached out to the Red Cross seeking assistance for the families that have lost their homes.

There were no injuries to residents, however one Fire Fighter was transported to the hospital from the scene.

The Clute Fire Marshal’s Office will conduct a full and thorough investigation into the fire, but at this time do not suspect any foul play. Clute is extremely grateful to our Volunteer Fire Fighters and our partner Cities for their rapid response!

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 Sgt. Belinda Rickman.

Belinda Rickman - Administrative Sergeant

Internal Affairs, Recruiting & Background Investigations, Training Coordinator, Public Information, and Crime Prevention 

(979)265-6194 Ext. 20131


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 Crime Victim Clearinghouse for "Outstanding Prosecutor Based Victim Assistance Program".  During her tenure at the District Attorney's Office, Sgt. Rickman was responsible for starting the crime victim assistance program and was instrumental in the creation of the Brazoria County Crime Victim Support Group which was the first of its’ kind in Brazoria County.  She was also instrumental in creation of the Texas Victim Services Association which provides support, education, and recognition for victim service providers.   

Sgt. Rickman went to work for the Clute Police Department in February, 2000 as a patrol officer.  She is currently Administrative Sergeant and is assigned as Internal Affairs Investigator and Background Investigator.  She is also responsible for Recruiting and is the Training Coordinator for the department.

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