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Administrative Bureau
Administrative Bureau


The following services are provided under the Administrative Bureau:  Training, Accreditation, Recruiting, SWAT, and Background Investigations.

Bureau Commander
Captain John Butler
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John Butler began his career with the League City Police Department in 1996 after having worked in Florida and in Texas as a police officer prior to coming here and currently holds the rank of Captain. He served in the United States Army in all components. He retired from the Texas Army National Guard holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Since 2001, Captain Butler has served 4 combat tours including in Iraq and Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star among other combat awards.

His police experience includes:

  • Field Training Officer, Evaluator, and Coordinator
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Intoxilyzer Operator 
  • Advanced Accident Investigator
  • Patrol Sergeant and Patrol Lieutenant
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Marine Safety Enforcement Officer
  • Mental Health Officer
  • Criminal Investigator
  • TCOLE Instructor
  • Crisis Intervention Team Member

Captain Butler graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Political Science and History. He also graduated from American Military University with an MA in Criminal Justice. He is currently enrolled in the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Module 3. Captain Butler attended the FBI National Academy, Class 265, In Quantico, Virginia in 2016 and is currently assigned as the Administrative Bureau Commander.