Meet The Team
Michael V. Ellison, Chief of Police
Michael V. Ellison is a strong man of faith. He is the proud Pastor of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, located at 5739 FM 762, in Richmond, TX. He has been a preacher of the Word of God for over 23 years and pastoring Zion Hill for the past 16 years.
Rev. Ellison has a true shepherd's heart.
His heart is on serving people, and serving people is what he has dedicated his life doing.
He was employed with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for over 30+ years, the
largest Law Enforcement Agency in the State of Texas and the third largest in the United States. At the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, he was promoted to Sergeant in 2003, serving in the Detention Bureau, Patrol Bureau and the Criminal Investigative Bureau for 15 years, concluding his career
as Administrative Supervisor over both Burglary and Theft/ Financial Crimes Division. He has an extensive background and wealth of knowledge and experience in Law Enforcement. He retired from the
Harris County Sheriff’s Office in the month
of February 2016.
Sergeant Arika Carr
Sergeant Arika Carr began her career in law enforcement in 2010. During her career, she has worked as a Patrol Officer and is currently the Day Shift Patrol Sergeant and Community Liaison for the Arcola Police Department. Her dedication to the community and pro-active approach to community policing are an asset to the department and to keeping the City of Arcola safe.
Sergeant Carr is a Certified Field Training Officer and is responsible for training new officers that come to the Arcola Police Department. She is currently working on obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Sergeant Carr is an active member of her church and loves spending time with her children. Her hobbies include playing and watching sports and crafting.
Sgt. R. Juarez
Sgt. R. Juarez is an 21 year veteran of Law Enforcement with a specialization in Police Canine. He launched his career at the age of 18 in the private sector as a canine handler and later in 1998 he moved into Canine Law Enforcement. He is an expert in the field of canine patrol, narcotics, contraband and tracking.
Sgt. Juarez serves as a Master Peace Officer and a Master Canine Trainer for the Dogs for Law Enforcement, DLE. He teaches new handlers canine management, tactics and handler safety. His Canine partner, Officer Atos, is a Belgian Malinois and has assisted other local agencies in successful tracking cases and narcotic traffic stops throughout Fort Bend County and abroad. He is highly requested and has served Arcola Police Department and its Citizens since 2012.
Officer Ruiz graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown BPOC Class #295 in 2017. Officer Ruiz then became a Reserve Police Officer for Arcola Police Department on March of 2018.
On September, later in the year, he was offered the opportunity to become a full-time police officer for the Arcola Police Department. Officer Ruiz gladly took the opportunity and is now a patrol officer for night shift crew, under the direction of Sergeant R. Juarez.
Officer Ruiz is a dedicated and hardworking individual who looks forward to growing and learning new skills with Arcola Police Department.
Warrant Officer Miller
My name is Claude Miller. I began my peace officer career in 2008 as a Patrol Officer in Harris County, Pct. 6.
In 2012, I left Harris County, Pct. 6 to pursue my career with the City of Arcola Police Department. City of Arcola is located within Fort Bend County, Texas.
My current job title is Warrant Officer. I would like to consider myself as the community officer of Arcola. I am a team player and I enjoy working and helping others. This is where my passion is. I also have compassion for animals. I have rescued one kitten on State Highway 6. His name is Lucky!
Officer Vital is a veteran and was in the United States Army. He began his career in law enforcement in 1997. He has 22 years of experience in law enforcement with a broad range of skills. Officer Vital has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Officer Vital is currently working at the Arcola Police Department on Day Shift in patrol.
He takes pride in the ability to lead and utilize thinking in emergency situations. He is a Court Security Specialist for the Arcola Police Department and is in charge of the Property and Evidence room. Officer Vital is an active member of his church and is married with four kids and enjoys spending quality time with his family. He loves to travel and his hobbies include bowling and watching sports .
Officer B. Womack
Officer B. Womack has been in law enforcement since March of 2016, graduating from University of Houston -Downtown BPOC Class# 285. Soon after, obtained a job with Harris County Precinct 7. In March of 2018, Officer B. Womack accepted a job opportunity with the City of Arcola.
Officer B. Womack is dedicated and passionate about serving as a Police Officer and ensuring the safety of the citizens of Arcola. Officer B. Womack works as a patrol officer on night shift under the direction of Sergeant R. Juarez.