He began his career with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in September 1986 after serving in the United States Army. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master Peace Officer’s Certification.
Chief Coleman has held assignments in the Detention, Patrol, Patrol Support and Homeland Security Bureaus. In his career, he has also served as a supervisor and commander of the Traffic Enforcement Division (T.E.D.) (Currently named as Vehicular Crimes Division) where he attained his certification as an Accident Reconstructionist. He has also held commands in the Patrol Bureau as a District Commander and in the Homeland Security Bureau as the Tactical Commander for the High Risk Operations, Marine, Aviation and Emergency Management Unit.
Chief Coleman is married to his wife Stephanie of twenty-six years. They have two children, Trevor who is an officer in the U.S. Navy and Sydney, who will be graduating from UTSA in May 2017.