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.

Cliff Woitena

Chief of Police 

Phone: 281-554-1845
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Clifford Woitena started his career with the League City Police Department in 1999. Cliff has his Master Peace Officer license from the State of Texas, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University, a master’s degree in Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University, a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia, is a graduate of the 89th class of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, and is a graduate of the 258th session of the FBI’s National Academy. Cliff has received 3 Medals of Valor from the League City Police Department, an Officer of the Year Award for Heroism from the 100 Club of Houston, and an Officer of the Year Award from the League City Citizens Police Academy. 

During Cliff’s tenure with the organization, he has served in numerous roles. He has been a K9 Officer, Field Training Officer, Maritime Safety Enforcement Officer, Bicycle Patrol Officer, Firearms/Tactics Instructor, Certified Mental Health Officer, Honor Guard Member, and a Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force agent. He has also served in various supervisory positions within the Operations and Support Services Bureaus. One constant within Cliff’s career with League City has been his 19-year assignment to the agency’s special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team. Cliff has served in almost every capacity on the team, culminating in his appointment as the overall Commander for the Combined Agency Response Team (CART) for League City, Alvin, and Pearland. Cliff left CART upon appointment to the position of Chief of Police. 

Cliff is a nationally recognized instructor for the ALERRT Center (since 2005) and the Safariland Training Group (since 2009). He teaches active shooter response, forced entry operations, firearms, high-risk operations, patrol tactics, and leadership. Cliff is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and proudly completed his service, attaining the rank of Sergeant. 

Cliff values the opportunity to serve not only the men and women of the League City Police Department but is honored to have spent his career serving such a wonderful community. Of his accomplishments, Cliff is most proud of his role as a husband and father to four wonderful children.

Cliff Woitena

Anthony Hera

Assistant Chief of Police

Phone: 281-338-8228
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Anthony Hera began his career with the League City Police Department in 1993 and currently holds the rank of Assistant Chief of Police. Assistant Chief Hera served in the United States Army from 1988 until 1992.  In 2001, he was recognized as the Galveston County Chamber of Commerce Officer of the Year.  He holds numerous certifications and graduated from the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration School of Police Supervision. Assistant Chief Hera was the Captain over Patrol and Criminal Investigations before his current assignment.


Captain Hera’s experience includes:

  • Criminal Investigator
  • Field Training Officer
  • Narcotics Investigator
  • SWAT Tactical Team Member & SWAT Sniper
  • Firearms & Patrol Rifle Instructor
  • Marine Safety Enforcement Officer
  • TCOLE Instructor
Assistant Chief Hera

Stephen Antley

Assistant Chief of Police

Phone: 281-554-1802
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Assistant Chief of Police Stephen Antley has served with the League City Police Department since 2005. He holds a Master Peace Officer’s License and has served on the department’s SWAT team since 2008. Assistant Chief Antley is currently the Combined Agency Response Team’s Commander where his duties include coordinating assets during high-risk events and ensuring the team's effectiveness. His previous assignments have included Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Special Crimes Sergeant, Patrol Watch Commander, and Patrol Bureau Commander.

In 2019, Assistant Chief Antley earned his master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Oklahoma. In addition to the duties performed at the League City Police Department, Antley is an adjunct instructor with 
ALERRT. Through ALERRT, he instructs officers nationwide in active shooter response, in both interior and exterior environments. In 2022, Assistant Chief Antley graduated from the Leadership Command College Class of 92 of LEMIT - Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

Captain Antley

Anthony Brown

Office of Professional Standards, Lieutenant

Phone: 281-338-4179
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Anthony Brown began his career with the League City Police Department in 2005 and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant. Prior to joining League City, Anthony served in the infantry of the United States Marine Corps.

Anthony became a TCOLE instructor in 2007 and has served League City Police Department as a Field Training Officer, investigator in the Criminal Investigation Division, Crime Suppression Unit technical surveillance equipment detective, Patrol Sergeant and Patrol Lieutenant and Training Lieutenant. 

Anthony holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and has an Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioral Science from Mt. San Jacinto College.

Lieutenant Anthony Brown

Jose Ortega

Public Information Officer

Phone: 281-554-1809
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Officer Jose Ortega has been with the League City Police Department since May of 2011. Jose holds an Advanced Peace Officer's License and has been working in the Patrol Division as a patrol officer for the past twelve years. 

In the spring of 2013, Jose joined the Honor Guard team, and in 2018 he became Team Leader of the HG team. In the fall of 2013, Jose became certified as a Bike Patrol Officer and has logged hundreds of miles patrolling the city with a concentration on suspicious and criminal, nighttime activity. In 2015, he was selected to become a Field Training Officer, to assist in the training of probationary police officers for the department. 

In 2016, Jose became a Basic TCOLE Instructor and in 2017, he became a certified TASER instructor and a Vehicle CQB instructor. In 2019, Jose was certified as an ALERRT First Responder Medical instructor. Also in 2019, Jose was selected to join the SWAT Crisis Negotiator Team and later was certified as a Basic Hostage Negotiator. In 2021, Jose joined the Peer Support team at the PD and was certified as a Mental Health Officer. In 2023, Jose became the department’s Public Information Officer.

Jose Ortega