HPOU Board Members

Cole Lester

1st Assistant Secretary

Houston native who grew up on the north side . . . A 1979 St. Pius High School graduate . . . Holds B.S. from Sam Houston State University (1982) in police science/law enforcement . . . Held very first Investigative Internship in the Harris County District Attorney’s Special Crimes Bureau in 1982 . . . Served two years as an officer with the Seabrook Police Department . . . Graduate of HPD Academy Class No. 121 in 1984 . . . Promoted to sergeant in January 2002 . . . Assignments have included North Shepherd Patrol, Special Operations, Dignitary Protection, Recruiting, Extra Employment in Personnel Division, Narcotics and, currently, in Emergency Communications . . . Sworn in as HPOU Board Member in 2002 . . . Member of HPD’s Employee Representative Council . . . Married to “very supportive wife” Monica for 20 years . . . Has two daughters, ages 14 and 10 . . . Enjoys working and playing hard . . . An avid sportsman who enjoys tennis, softball and hunting.