Assistant Chief of Police
Harris County Sheriff's Office, United States
Mike Lee is currently Chief of the Law Enforcement Command for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, Texas. In this role, Chief Lee manages 6 bureaus, 17 divisions, and several support units totaling 2200 personnel. Chief Lee has a B.S. in Political Science and a M.A. in Psychology. Chief Lee is a graduate of the Texas Law Enforcement Command College, the Senior Management Institute for Policing (SMIP), and the American Leadership Forum. From 1989-2016 he was with the Houston Police Department where he retired as the Captain of the Westside Patrol station. Chief Lee conducted the research, development, and proposal for the Houston Recovery Center, which has diverted over 96% of all public intoxication arrests away from the city of Houston jail. At the Sheriff’s Office Chief Lee’s work has been instrumental in the opening of the new “Judge Ed Emmett Mental Health Diversion Center” which is a pre-arrest jail diversion program for low-level offenders dealing with mental illness and homelessness. In 2022, Chief Lee was the recipient of the prestigious Gary P. Hayes Leadership Award from the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).
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