Captain Jule Brownfield is the Commander of the Emergency Operations/Communications Division / Crisis Intervention Team. In this role, he oversees all emergency preparedness, regional Homeland Security asset management, and disaster response activities of the Sheriff’s Office as well as the 911/Communications Center operations and the Crisis Intervention Team.
Captain Brownfield began his service as a Deputy Sheriff with the Harris County Sheriff's Office in 1982, and over a span of 25 years; he promoted through the ranks to Captain. At that point, he was responsible for the oversight of patrol operations in the third largest sheriff’s office in the United States. His duties included management of Special Patrol Units (Traffic, Community Services, High Intensity Patrol, D.A.R.E. and Bomb Squad). He also served on the Harris County Office of Emergency Management, and he has extensive experience in coordinating Homeland Security issues with federal, state, and county agencies.
When he was appointed to Major with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, he managed and operated all jail facilities, their operations, and support services which house a combined population of approximately ±11,000 inmates and employ and support approximately 1800 employees. He was entrusted with oversight of the security and day to day operations of the third largest jail system in the United States.
In 2009 Captain Brownfield was a senior consultant working with the Department Of Justice to create policies, procedures, and training curriculum in terrorist management for the maximum security prisons in Indonesia. Prior to that assignment, he directed the National Corrections Training Center in Iraq. He also consulted as a Senior International Corrections Trainer (SICT) with the Department of Justice for their International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program.
His educational achievements include attending McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois where he received an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement, a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications, and a certification in teaching for primary education grades 6-12. In addition, he has completed 12 hours at the graduate level in Public Administration and he currently holds a Master Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.(TCLEOSE)