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 earned 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

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
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Cliff Woitena

Assistant Chief of Police 

Phone: 281-554-1845

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Anthony Brown

Office of Professional Standards, Lieutenant

Phone: 281-334-4179

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Lieutenant Anthony Brown

John Griffith

Public Information Officer/Media Relations Officer

Phone: 281-338-4167

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John Griffith joined League City Police Department in January 1992. Officer Griffith holds a Master Peace Officer Certification. He received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies from Letourneau University and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Liberty University. 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.


Officer Griffith’s experience includes:

  • Background Investigator
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Community Outreach Officer
  • DARE Officer
  • Patrol Officer
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Speaking
  • Training Officer
  • Police Instructor
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Crime Prevention Specialist
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