Major Thomas E. Goodfellow is the Commander of the Administration Bureau and is subordinate to the Sheriff and Chief Deputy only. In this capacity Goodfellow’s duties include the coordination and supervision of three captains who manage the following divisions. Support Services Division, Emergency Management, Communication Division / Dispatch Division and the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy and Community Services Division.
Prior to his appointment by Sheriff’s Nehls, Goodfellow spend 26 years with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department working in the Jail Division, Patrol Bureau, Criminal Investigations and Departmental Administration. Major Goodfellow brings a vast array of law enforcement experience starting with 2 years as a Federal Agent in Los Angeles working for Immigration and Border Patrol. Additionally, Goodfellow retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army Reserve with two tours in Afghanistan, one tour in Iraq, a tour in Bosnia, Panama, El Salvador and Guatemala. He is a graduate from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in military doctrine and strategy.
Goodfellow holds a Master Peace Officer certificate as well as a Master in Jail Operations. He is a graduate of the Harris County Sheriff’s Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), at Glynco GA and numerous Army schools, United Nations Critical Incident Command courses. He has received two Bronze Star Medals, one Meritorious Service Medal, two Combat Action Badges for direct fire, and several army deployment medals for overseas tours. He has three Daughters, 18, 16 and 10 residing in the Houston Area.