The mission of the Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) is to work as an equal partner with the community to reduce crime, the fear of crime and enhance public safety. CCPD strives to utilize community involvement that links new, innovative crime fighting methods and technology to develop a Community Policing Organization where officers and the public operate together. Learn more about CCPD.
Police Department Services
In many cases, the Corpus Christi Police Department will not respond to an alarm notification from an alarm site that does not have a valid permit.
The Corpus Christi Police Department invites qualified men and women to apply for a rewarding and dedicated career as a police officer.
Learn the different ways that you can become a Volunteer Member of CCPD. You can become a Reserve Officer, join the Citizen's Police Academy or join Volunteers in Police Service (VPS).
CCPD’s Professional Standards Division provides the opportunity for you to recognize individual service, professionalism and positive experiences you have with Officers and staff personnel.
All employees of CCPD are held to high standards of conduct and discipline in order to preserve an essential relationship of trust and confidence within the community.
You may file a Driver's Crash Report (CR-2) or obtain a copy of a Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report (CR-3) (regular or certified) on the TxDOT website.
Report Lost Property, Theft, Vandalism, Burglary from a Vehicle, Vandalism to Vehicle, or Graffiti. The Corpus Christi Police Department offers online reporting or reporting over the phone.
After you are issued a parking citation, you must either pay or contest the citation within 10 calendar days of the date the citation was written.
Request public Information from the Police Department or obtain information about local crimes, sex offenders, accidents of other threats to public safety.
CCPD strongly encourages you to immediately report graffiti in your neighborhood.
Learn more about CCPD tours, ridealongs, and presentations.
If you have a tip that can help solve a crime, you can call 888-TIPS (8477) or use our Online Form to submit a tip. Learn more about Crime Stoppers in our community here.
The Corpus Christi Police Department now has four locations that are monitored 24 hours a day by cameras for citizens to exchange purchased items.
CCPD will release impounded vehicles back to the registered owners or their representatives who meet release criteria. Learn more about Vehicle Impounds.
Police Chief Mike Markle
Mike Markle was appointed Chief of Police for the Corpus Christi Police Department on January 12, 2016. Chief Markle is a 28 year veteran of the department. Prior to appointment as Chief Markle served as Interim Chief, Assistant Chief of the Operations Bureau and the Investigations Bureau, Commander of Investigations, Executive Captain of Emergency Communications, and Lieutenant in field operations. Chief Markle was a Field Training Officer and was on the Honor Guard and the SWAT team during his career as a police officer.
Chief Markle holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Leo University and a Masters of Business Administration from the American Military University. Markle attended the Senior Management Institute of Policing, a course designed to prepare today’s police executives for the challenges of the next decade and beyond. He completed the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar or LEEDS, that is designed for chief executive officers of the nation’s mid-sized law enforcement agencies administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Texas Command Staff Leadership Series.
He is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, as well as the Texas Police Chiefs Association. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Wesley Community Center.
Markle also served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.