The Office of Professional Development is responsible for developing and maintaining the Department's General Directives and Standard Operating Procedures. The O.P.D. keeps department policies current with changes in the law and educational requirements of department personnel. It maintains the current training schedule as well as past training records for the entire department. The O.P.D. is responsible for wrecker inspections and permitting as well as wrecker driver individual licensing. This office also assists the Patrol Division with patrol functions as necessary, assists in quality control of crash reporting and handles several other administrative duties for the Department.
Sergeant Hefferin served in the United States Navy from 1993 to 1998. After completing his military service, he began his law enforcement career as a Jailer for the Houston Police Department. Later that same year, Sgt Hefferin moved to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office as a Corrections Officer. Sgt Hefferin attended the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy in 1999 and later transferred to the Sheriff's Office Patrol Division. Sgt Hefferin began working with the Bellaire Police Department in 2004. Sgt Hefferin enjoys spending his free time with his beautiful extremely supportive wife and two energetic sons.