Major Chad Norvell is the Commander of the Criminal Law Enforcement Bureau and is subordinate to the Sheriff and Chief Deputy only. In this capacity, Major Norvell oversees two captains who manage the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigations Divisions. The Sheriff’s Office is the primary law enforcement agency for the over 500,000 residents who live in the unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County’s 885 square miles. In addition, Major Norvell oversees the agency’s Public Information Officers who manage the media and social media programs.
Major Norvell has over 24 years of law enforcement experience, all in Fort Bend County. He has served with both the Stafford and Sugar Land Police Departments and most recently served as the Chief Deputy of the Fort Bend County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office prior to Sheriff Nehls’ election.
Major Norvell has a BS in Organizational Leadership and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. He has a passion for ensuring children are properly secured in vehicles and has spoken at child passenger safety workshops all over the United States and also in Heidelberg, Germany and Aviano, Italy. Prior to beginning his law enforcement career, Norvell proudly served his country in the United States Marines. He and his wife along with their two sons reside in the Katy / Fulshear area.