Patrol Division

Captain Rickey Doerre graduated from the Captain Clint Peoples Regional Police Academy in Conroe Texas in 1989, and immediately began his career in law enforcement with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. In 1994, after serving nearly five years with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Captain Doerre became a member of the Tomball Police Department and was assigned to the Patrol Division.
In 1997, Captain Doerre was promoted to the rank of Corporal, serving as a supervisor within the Patrol Division. He was later promoted to Sergeant in 1999 and assigned to the Tomball Independent School District as a D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) instructor and student resource officer.
In 2003, after serving five years as a student resource officer with the Tomball Independent School District, Captain Doerre transitioned back into the patrol division, and  assume the duties and responsibilities of police instructor. Later in 2003, he was promoted to the rank of Captain, assuming Command of the Patrol Division. In 2007, Captain Doerre transitioned from the patrol division to the investigative division of the police department assuming command of the Criminal Investigations Division. In 2020, after thirteen years as the commanding officer of the investigative division, Captain Doerre transitioned back into the patrol division and assumed command of the patrol operations division.
Captain Rickey Doerre is a graduate of Tomball High School; he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Midwestern State University in Applied Arts and Science. He holds a Masters Peace Officers Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education; is a Certified Police and Firearms Instructor; and Advanced Accident Investigator.
Captain Doerre is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy - 219th Session, and Leadership North Houston Class #7.

The Uniformed Patrol Operations Division has the primary responsibility for the protection of the citizens of the City of Tomball. It is the policy of this department to staff, equip, and maintain a uniformed patrol component to engage in a wide variety of law enforcement activities. The patrol operations division is designed to perform the following:

  • Patrol activities
  • Crime suppression activities
  • Response to citizen service request
  • Preliminary investigations
  • Traffic safety
  • Provide first responder emergency services
  • Develop a proactive partnership with our citizens
  • Ride-a-long with an officer
Matt, Coco, Arriaga

Primary Objectives

The primary goal of the Tomball Police Department Patrol Operations Division is to protect the community and promote public safety through proactive policing strategies to suppress crime and reduce traffic accidents.

To address this goal, the Patrol Operations Division implemented:

  • District oriented policing methods
  • Crime awareness programs
  • Field interview cards
  • Proactive responsive anti-crime programs