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Reserve Division Captains

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Captain Neil Kirkpatrick is the Operations Commander for the Reserve Division. He oversees all participation of members of the Reserve Division with the Enforcement and Detention Bureaus within the Sheriff’s Office.

He began his law enforcement career as a deputy in the Reserve Division of the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office in 1987, serving as a Lieutenant for the last five years with that office. During his tenure at Navarro County, Captain Kirkpatrick worked primarily in patrol and also in detention and communications and served as a Field Training Officer. He received a commendation in 1994 for directing the rescue of seven people trapped in a partially submerged vehicle. Captain Kirkpatrick joined the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in March of 1999 and continues to serve the Office primarily in patrol. He also assists in training of cadets at the Gus George Academy. He is a TCOLE classroom and firearms instructor and a DPS License to Carry instructor and holds a Master Peace Officer Certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

Captain Kirkpatrick has a BBA in Accounting from Southwestern University and is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Technology & Beyond. He and his wife Silvia along with his youngest daughter reside in Sugar Land.

Captain Lance Bertolino oversees all administrative matters for the Reserve Division and is also a member of the Firearms Instructor cadre. Captain Bertolino has over 26 years of law enforcement service in Fort Bend County, conducting patrol operations, criminal warrant service, civil process, and firearms instruction with both Pct. 3 and Pct. 4 Constable Offices prior to joining the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office in 2013. After graduating from Southwestern University in 1992 with a BA in Psychology, he attended the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy in 1993 and has been proudly assisting with their training efforts since joining the sheriff's office. As part of his belief in service to others and community stewardship, Lance is also the current Mayor of the Village of Fairchilds. When he is not volunteering, Captain Bertolino assists clients with their real estate sales needs and is member a high-performing team based out of the Katy area. Captain Bertolino holds a Master Peace Officer Certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.