Chief Riggs Named Assistant City Manager

CHIEF RIGGS NAMED ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER

City Manager Ron Olson today announced that he has selected Chief of Police Troy Riggs to be Assistant City Manager for Safety, Health, and Neighborhoods. Olson announced the promotion during today’s City Council meeting. The move comes on the heels of the retirement of Assistant City Manager Johnny Perales. Chief Riggs recently celebrated his second anniversary with the Corpus Christi Police Department. Under his leadership, the department has undergone tremendous positive growth, as evidenced by the many changes made during his brief tenure.

Gang Violence

Reorganized Gang Unit
Held first ever Faith Based Summit.
Operation “Enough is Enough”
Two major Gang warrant round-ups
Created Drive-by Shooting Response Team
24% decline in drive-by shootings in 2010 from 2009; downward trend continues in 2011
City’s First Civil Street Gang Injunction
Improved working relationship with federal, state, and local partners to target and disrupt gang activity

Burglaries

Increased emphasis on property crimes; as result, arrests increased 15% for residential and business burglaries, 21% for auto burglaries
Over 300 fewer residential and business burglary reports; 600 fewer auto burglaries

DWI Enforcement

Implemented DWI Enforcement Squad
Increased to nearly 1,000 arrests from approximately 700

New Technology

CCPD Blotter, Facebook, and Twitter
Citizen Observer
Crime Reports.com (Web based crime data)
COPLOGIC – Online Crime Reporting

Budget

Balanced two Budgets
Saved more than $300,000 in spring break overtime, while placing additional officers on the beach
Reducing lease payments by over $200,000
Reduced overall budget by more than two million dollars
Has developed budgets three years in advance

New Programs

Created over 30 Reorganization and Efficiency Teams
Established the Office of Accountability
Vastly Improved Communication with Community and Employees
Implemented CompStat
Crime Analysis & Tactical Intelligence Center
Created Police Foundation- “Citizens in Support of CCPD”
Business Summits
Chief for a Day
Police Awards Banquet
Promotions Ceremonies
Created Public Information Office
Faith Based Services Coalition
Approved K-9 Patrol Dog Program
Instituted No Insurance, Automatic Tow policy
Keep Corpus Christi Safe
886-COPS
Shadow the Chief
Healthy Heroes
Parking Patrol Improvements

Riggs said, “I want to thank all sworn officers and the civilian employees for their hard work and dedication during my time as Chief of Police. The success of the police department is due to them and the tremendous support from the citizens of our great city. I look forward to working with City Manager Olson as he continues to move our city government in a new direction.”

Riggs will begin transitioning into his new position within the next several weeks.

Contact:

Commander Todd Green
Office of Administration
(361) 826-2984
(361) 533-2129
toddg@cctexas.com