Mike Bell currently serves as the CTO for the Houston Police Department and is responsible for supporting the IT initiatives for the city’s 5,200 uniformed officers. He currently oversees a staff of 130 IT professionals supporting the nation’s 5th largest municipal police force. His activities include serving on the IJIS Law Enforcement Advisory Committee as well as appointment to the Board of Directors for the Texas Dept. of Information Resources by the Governor of Texas.
Mike previously served as the CIO for the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice and is a veteran of the US Navy. He was selected as the Texas Public Sector “CIO of the Year” for 2013 by the CIO Academy.
Mike currently holds several active IT certifications including CGEIT, PMP, CCIP, CISSP, CISA, CISM and is a commissioned Texas Peace Officer. He earned his MS degree in Technology Management from Texas A&M University and a BS in Mathematics from Sam Houston State University.