Lieutenant James Cromeenes began his law enforcement career in 1997 as a Reserve Officer for the Freeport Police Department. In 1998, James applied for a patrol officer position with the Brazoria Police Department where he worked as a patrol officer, Corporal, and Patrol Sergeant. In 2004, James came to the Lake Jackson Police Department where he was hired as a patrol officer. In 2006, James was promoted to Patrol Sergeant, and then he moved to Investigations in 2014 working as a Detective and with property and evidence. In 2015, James was promoted to Patrol Lieutenant.