Precinct 7

About Michael Coleman


Michael Coleman is proud to be a native Houstonian. Michael is the son of Ms. Mary who owned several businesses (Almeda Lounge, Ms. Mary Anchor, Mary’s Place) in the community. He grew up in South Park, went to Cullen Middle School, and graduated from the “Mighty” Jack Yates High School in the Third Ward. 

Michael worked for Harris County Constable Office Precinct 5 for over twenty-even years. He retired in December 2016. He held the rank of Captain and was a member of the Constable’s Executive Command Staff. He was the first African-American to make the rank of Lieutenant and Captain at Precinct 5. Michael was captain over the Patrol Support Services Bureau, a job he mastered over the seven years he spent there. In this capacity, he personally oversaw the enforcement activities of over one hundred seventy personnel assigned to that division. Additionally, he commanded the departmental Communications Division.

Michael worked for University of Houston Police Department – main campus from May 2018 to August 2023. He held the rank of Captain and was a member of the Executive Command Staff. He was the Security Director and oversaw the enforcement activities of over one hundred personnel assigned to that division. He also travelled with the University of Houston Football team and was commander over the ATV Division.

During Michael’s law enforcement career, he served in a variety of field and supervisory assignments in the Patrol Division, Criminal Warrants Division and the Tactical Division. Michael was also a Public Information Officer and spokesperson for Precinct Five, often tasked with speaking with the media, disseminating information regarding departmental business and passing-on relevant information to the community.

Michael holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Studies from Lamar University, Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Studies from Sam Houston University, Master Peace Officer Certification, FBI Command College Certificate, TCLEOSE Instructor License, Concealed Hand Gun Instructor License and Mental Health Certification.

Experienced Lawman

Has served in every rank of the Harris County Constable’s Office,
moving up through the ranks, retiring with the rank of Captain having
served on the Constable’s Executive Command Staff
Highly trained and qualified
Licensed Master Peace Officer by the Texas Commission
on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education


Jack Yates High School 

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies, Sam Houston University
  • Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Lamar University
  • FBI Command College Certificate
  • TCLEOSE Instructor
  • Concealed Hand Gun Instructor
  • Active in Civic and Community Affairs
  • Fraternal Order of Police 39
  • Member of Masonic Lodge 421
  • Black Heritage Society
  • Harris County Council Organizations - GTN
  • Texas Municipal Police Association