Constable Precinct 3 Command Staff

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Robert Van-Pelt

Chief Deputy Robert L. Van Pelt Sr. began his career in law enforcement in 1979 with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. During his career with the sheriff’s office he worked his way up through the ranks and at the time of his retirement in May of 2013 he held the rank of major and was part of the Sheriff’s Executive Command Staff. In January of 2017 he began his employment with the Fort Bend County Constable's Office, Precinct 3, and serves in the capacity of Chief Deputy. Chief Deputy Van Pelt is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Sam Houston State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law.

 

Veronica Martin

Lieutenant Veronica I. Martin supervises the Criminal Division of the Precinct 3 Constable’s Office. The Criminal Division currently consists of 27 patrol deputies that respond to calls for service, conduct self-initiated criminal investigations and enforce traffic violations in their assigned patrol areas. Additionally, the Criminal Division assists area law enforcement agencies along with Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel in emergency situations.
Lt. V. Martin has been an adjunct Police Instructor at a local police academy and has helped to implement and coordinate the Field Training Officer Program during her 17 years of Law Enforcement. Lt. V. Martin holds a certification as a Master Peace Officer from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. She has experience in several divisions to include Patrol, Patrol Supervisor, Administration Officer, Background Investigations, Criminal Investigations, Field Training Officer, Crime Prevention and in the Civil Division.

 

LT-Patterson

Lieutenant Michael Patterson has been a police officer for 20 years. He has prior patrol supervisory experience with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

Lieutenant Patterson started his employment with the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable's Office in September 2018.

Lieutenant Patterson Supervises the Patrol and Reserve Division of the Precinct 3 Constable’s Office. The Criminal Division currently consists of 33 patrol deputies that respond to calls for service, conduct self-initiated criminal investigations and enforce traffic violations in their assigned patrol areas. Additionally, the Criminal Division assists area law enforcement agencies along with Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel in emergency situations. The Reserve Deputy program utilizes certified Peace Officers to assist in patrol functions, community events, civil process and an assortment of other functions within the Precinct 3 office.

Lieutenant Patterson has been a Police Instructor, teaching report writing and below 100. He has helped to implement and coordinate the Field Training Officer Program during his 20 years of Law Enforcement. He has experience in several divisions to include Patrol, Patrol Supervisor, Administration Supervisor, Background Investigations, Criminal Investigations, Field Training Officer, Crime Prevention, Honor Guard commander and Tactical Team leader. 

 

Bryan Steffen

Sergeant Bryan Steffan has been a police officer for 19 years. He has prior patrol supervisory experience with the Rosenberg Police Department and the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
Sergeant B. Steffen started his employment with the the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable's Office in November 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, is a Master Police Officer, Police Instructor, and Field Training Officer.

 

Philip Crowell

Sergeant Philip “Phil” Crowell, a supervisor of the Precinct 3 Constable’s Office that includes the Bailiff for the J.P. 3 office and a Reserve Deputy Program. The Warrant Division manages nearly 23,000 warrants equating to just over $6.6 million in outstanding fines. The Reserve Deputy program utilizes certified Peace Officers to assist in patrol functions, community events, civil process and an assortment of other functions within the Precinct 3 office.
Sergeant Crowell has over 22 years’ experience as a Peace Officer and holds a certification as a Master Peace Officer from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He is the Firearms instructor for the agency and holds a TCOLE Instructors certification. He has experience in several divisions to include Patrol, Patrol Supervisor, Administration Officer, Background Investigations, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics Investigation, and on the prosecution level.

 

Stacy Schuelke

Sergeant S. Schuelke has been a police officer for 26 years. He started his career at Harris County Precinct Six Constables Office and worked there for 25 years before coming to Fort Bend County Precinct Three Constables Office in January 2017. He holds certifications as a Master Peace Officer, a Special Investigator, a Police Instructor, and a Field Training Officer. He has worked as a supervisor in several divisions to include Gang Task Force, Sex Offender Compliance Unit, Civil, Writs, Criminal Warrants, Patrol, Juvenile, Animal Cruelty, Traffic Safety, Training, and Investigations. He has been a resident of Katy for 12 years.

 

SgtYoung

Sergeant Shane Young holds a Master Peace Officer certificate with over 12 years of law enforcement experience . During his 12 years, Sgt. Young is a certified Field Training Officer and a Mental Health Peace Officer.

Sergeant Young has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston. Sergeant Young has spent 12 years in patrol, narcotics and criminal investigations. He has been a resident of Katy for over 20 years.