Office of the Chief of Police


The Office of the Chief plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates the activities of the department and provides all command functions for the agency. This includes special studies, research, budgeting, and complex staff assistance as they relate to the delivery of all police services.

The Office of the Chief of Police is comprised of the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, Office of Professional Standards, and the Public Information Officer.

Gary D. Ratliff

Chief of Police

Phone: 281-338-4165

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Chief Gary Ratliff has been with the Department since 1985. He has held the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2006 and promoted to Chief in January 2018. He has served as a supervisor in every division of the Department. Gary has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University and he completed his Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management at Sam Houston State University in 2016. Chief Ratliff is also a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas and the FBI National Academy.


Chief Ratliff’s experience includes:

  • Advanced Accident Investigator
  • Assistant SWAT Commander
  • Detective
  • Field Training Coordinator
  • Honor Guard
  • Internal Affairs Investigator
  • Public Information Officer
  • SWAT Negotiator
Gary D. Ratliff

James Spencer

Assistant Chief of Police

Phone: 281-338-4178

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James Spencer began his career with the League City Police Department in 1991. He has held the rank of Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain and was appointed Assistant Chief in January 2018.


Assistant Chief Spencer's experience includes:

  • Advanced Accident Investigator
  • Assistant Field Training Coordinator
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Criminal Investigations Lieutenant
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Field Training Officer and Evaluator
  • Intoxilyzer Operator
  • Office of Professional Standards Lieutenant
  • Patrol Captain
  • Patrol Lieutenant
James Spencer

He graduated from the University of Texas-Austin with a Sociology Bachelor's Degree, attended the FBI National Academy in 2011 and holds a TCOLE Master Peace Officer.

Greg Flowers

Office of Professional Standards, Lieutenant

Phone: 281-338-8204

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Greg Flowers began his career with the League City Police Department in 1986. He has held the rank of Lieutenant since 1994. Before his employment with League City, he worked for the Galveston County Sheriff's Department from 1982 until 1986. Lieutenant Flowers is currently assigned to the Office of Professional Standards.


Lieutenant Flowers' experience includes:

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection
  • Marine Safety Enforcement Instructor
  • Motorcycle Operations
Greg Flowers

Lieutenant Flowers holds a TCOLE Instructor license and is currently certified as a Marine Safety Enforcement Officer Instructor, as a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer, and has completed the LEMIT Training Program.

Kelly R. Williamson

Public Information Officer/Media Relations Officer

Phone: 281-554-1844

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Kelly Williamson joined League City Police Department in October 1998. Before his employment with the Department, he was a police officer in Denison, Texas. Officer Williamson graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and a Minor in Psychology.


Officer Williamson's experience includes:

  • Background Investigator
  • Bicycle Patrol Officer
  • Community Outreach Officer
  • Field Training Officer
  • Marine Patrol Officer
  • Orientation Program Development
  • Patrol Officer
  • Physical Assessment Team Coordinator
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Speaking
  • SWAT Negotiator
Kelly R. Williamson

Officer Williamson holds a TCOLE Master Peace Officer License. As a spokesperson for the Department, he strives to grow a relationship of trust and cooperation between the League City community and the officers who serve it.