Category Archives: Community Outreach

Emergency Medical Dispatch Goes Live

EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) is an APCO program that was re-designed specifically for MetroCom and our community.

The program is designed to utilize our EMS resources in an organized and efficient manner and provide pre-arrival instructions to callers. The pre-arrival instructions were provided by our Medial Director, Dr. Roberts and our response plans by the Corpus Christ Fire Department, Chiefs Paige and Flores. We have 4 EMD Instructors on staff and our entire division has been trained. Each dispatcher received more than 40 hours of training and Dr. Roberts had a part in every class.  

This new program has changed how we process Medical emergency calls for service. Dispatchers are trained to ask more questions and give pre-arrival instructions. We want the Community to know though we’re asking several questions, this does not mean units are not on their way. Once we know where and what’s wrong, the call is dispatched to the nearest units. The dispatcher is gathering more information and it’s being transferred to the units so they know how best to respond.  

The pre-arrival instructions range from very basic information such as gathering your medication and sitting down until units arrive to CPR and childbirth delivery. Our dispatchers are reassured with this new program because they know exactly what questions to ask and what instructions will best help the caller. 

“This cooperative effort between the Police and Fire Department will only enhance our capabilities to provide better services to our community” said interim Chief Markle.  

The Police Department has been working on implementing the EMD system for years. Those years of waiting have finally culminated in a truly robust system. 

CCPD is taking applications for the 44th Citizens Police Academy

43rd CPA Session

The 44th Session of the Citizens Police Academy is set to begin on September 2, 2015. We are now accepting applications! The concept of the Citizens Police Academy (C.P.A.) involves a partnership with the citizens of Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Police Department. The benefits of such a partnership can only help strengthen the entire community in terms of public safety and quality of life. Graduates of this program are not licensed officers nor do they hold any law enforcement powers. Citizens will gain an appreciation of the problems and challenges facing law enforcement and have an opportunity to offer comments and ideas regarding solutions.
The C.P.A. is an eleven week program and meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Main Station (321 John Sartain). There are several hands-on exercises and, at the end of the program, you will participate in role play exercises and make decisions as a police officer would. You will also be signed up for a 4-hour “Tour of Duty” and ride with an officer to see first-hand what happens on the street.
To download the application go to and click the “Join Our Team” link, then click “Sign Up for the Citizens Police Academy” Send all applications to: CCPD Training Academy  4510 Corona Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78411 or email to:
To request an application by mail, or if you have any questions, please call: CCPD Training Academy (361)826-4070.

Arrest Made In Child Predator Case

Date: 08/03/2015       10:05 PM
Location: 121 North Shoreline Boulevard
Offense: Indecency with a Child
P.C. 21.11    Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1508030185

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have arrested a man they believe  grabbed a 7 year old girl while she played on a bench inside a restaurant located at 121 North Shoreline Boulevard.

This morning  the suspect, Jason Orlando Gonzalez (04/16/1980), came to the Corpus Christi Police Department and turned himself in.

Detectives believe the suspect is the same man that was seen on the video grabbing a child just after 10 PM on August 3.



Buy-Sell Exchange Place


Buy Sell Location #4

The Corpus Christi Police will kick off their first location, selected for the Buy-Sell Exchange Place. The “Exchange Place” is intended to address safety concerns regarding on line purchases from websites such as eBay, Trash to Treasures, Craigslist, classified ads, etc. Locations as such are a best practice amongst police departments throughout the state and nation.

The first location is located at 805 Comanche Street, in the parking lot of the La Retama Central Library.

The parking lot at the library will have two designated parking spaces for citizens to exchange merchandise. The location will have 24 hour video surveillance.

As a reminder, for any exchange, remember the following:

  • Avoid going alone to make an exchange with a stranger. Always bring someone with you.
  • Avoid giving strangers your personal information, including your address.
  • Avoid exchanges at night if possible, even in the designated zone.
  • Avoid remote or out of the way places for exchanges and be careful of persons who insist on secluded locations or exchanges at their home.
  • Let someone know the time and place of your intended exchange and any information regarding the other person.


Assistant Chief Mark Schauer will be available for interviews, at the location, on Monday, August 10,2015 @ 11:00 a.m.


Help Identify This Child Predator

Date: 08/03/2015       10:05 PM
Location: 121 North Shoreline Boulevard
Offense: Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
P.C. 22.021    First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1508030185

Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released camera surveillance images of a man they believe grabbed a 7 year old girl while she played on a bench inside a restaurant.

Just after 10 PM on August 3, the mother of the girl was placing an order at the counter when her daughter ran to her and said a man had placed his hands in between her legs over her clothing.

The man is seen in the video, obtained from the restaurant, watching the child from outside the restaurant. He then walks in, and while she is playing on a bench inside, he assaults her. He then exits the front entrance. He was last seen wearing a tan baseball cap, brown t-shirt, grey pants and white tennis shoes.

The suspect in this case has not been identified, and detectives need you help in solving this crime.

Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Family Violence Detectives at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to the Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.



Suspect Whata 2

Suspect walking into restaurant

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Suspect looking around restaurant

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Suspect walking around restaurant




First Friday Fun Fact

The Corpus Christi Police Department has a campaign called “First Friday Fun Fact” that will focus on different Texas traffic laws.  It will run on the first Friday of each month. Here is this months traffic fact.

Move minor accidents out of traffic

Have you ever been caught in a traffic jam only to find that it was caused by a minor crash blocking a lane?  Maybe you’ve thought to yourself, “there oughta be a law…”  Well, there is.  The law requires that anyone involved in an accident not obstruct traffic any more than is necessary.  The law even specifically requires that, if an accident occurs on a freeway or freeway ramp in a metropolitan area and all involved vehicles can be safely driven, the motorists involved must move their vehicles off of the freeway immediately.  This is to help prevent a traffic hazard and resulting congestion which, besides unnecessarily delaying others, also increases the likelihood of other accidents.  Many people think that their insurance won’t cover them if they move their cars from the scene before the police arrive, but this is absolutely false.  The police and insurance adjustors can usually determine what happened from the stories of those involved and the damage to the vehicles.  Besides, in the case of most accidents, you legally don’t even need to have the police come to the scene.  But if you’re worried, then quickly snap some pictures of the scene and vehicles with your cell phone camera before you move.



Texas Transportation Code 550.022 – ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEHICLE

 the operator of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle that is driven or attended by a person shall:

(1) Immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close as possible to the scene of the accident without obstructing traffic more than is necessary;

(b) If an accident occurs on a main lane, ramp, shoulder, median, or adjacent area of a freeway in a metropolitan area and each vehicle involved can be normally and safely driven, each operator shall move the operator’s vehicle as soon as possible to a designated accident investigation site, if available, a location on the frontage road, the nearest suitable cross street, or other suitable location to complete the requirements of Section 550.023 and minimize interference with freeway traffic.

Failure to move your vehicle out of the traffic lanes could result in you receiving a citation for this violation with fines up to $500.

Chill-A-Brate Good Times C’mon

7-Eleven® Celebrates a Generation of Good Will with Operation Chill®

(Corpus Christi, Texas) (August 4, 2015)7-Eleven® celebrates a generation of good behavior this year. For 20 years, U.S. police officers have been ticketing kids with Operation Chill® FREE Slurpee® drink coupons. Many of those kids are adults now, and may even have children of their own who are eligible to receive a frozen treat for good behavior, compliments of 7-Eleven® and the Corpus Christi Police Department.

Begun in Philadelphia to give law enforcement officers a positive reason to interact with children and teens, Operation Chill has expanded to cities across the country. Through Operation Chill®, law enforcement officers from participating local police and sheriff’s departments can “ticket” youngsters caught in the act of doing good with Slurpee® beverage coupons. Appropriate “offenses” might include helping another person, deterring crime or participating in a positive activity in the community. Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores.

Since the program’s inception in 1995, nearly 14 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country in areas where 7-Eleven operates stores. During 2015, up to 1.25 million coupons will be issued nationally; most during the summer months and back-to-school season.

“This is a wonderful way for our officers to praise kids for doing the right thing in our community. As our officers reinforce positive behaviors we hope that the children continue to make positive choices in their lives,” said Interim Chief Mike Markle.

Operation Chill was developed by 7-Eleven, Inc. to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids during the hot summer months, when communities may experience increases in loitering, shoplifting, and graffiti, and to support law enforcement agencies’ community relations projects. Police use the Operation Chill program to reward youth for their good deeds as well as enhance their relations with the young people of their city.

“I don’t know who likes the Operation Chill program more, police officers or kids,” said Mark Stinde, 7-Eleven vice president Asset Protection.  “Police officers have told us they love having a positive reason to approach kids and surprise them with a Slurpee coupon, just for being good citizens.”

7-Eleven’s proprietary Slurpee semi-frozen carbonated beverage has generational appeal with slurpers both young and old. More than a half-million Slurpee drinks are purchased each day during the summer at 7-Eleven stores across the country.

There are six 7-Eleven stores in Corpus Christi.

Operation Chill

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City Hosts Vehicle Auction Saturday

7-31-2015 11-48-35 AM

The city of Corpus Christi will auction 82 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the  Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:00am.

The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Friday, July 31 or August 1 from 8am until the start of the auction. No one under 17 years of age will be allowed in the impound lot or auction lot areas. Only registered bidders with a current bidder number will be allowed in the auction sale area on Saturday. 

The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from

Ski Basin Marine Patrol begins today. 

The Ski Basin Marine Patrol Initiative will begin this weekend on Padre Island. 

Dive Team officers and Uniform Personnel will work together as a unit to patrol the ski basin waterways by boat to enforce city and state laws in an area usually not accessible to law enforcement. 

The goal of this operation is to provide a safe atmosphere in the ski basin waterway through strong law enforcement presence and diligent enforcement of offenses such as boating while intoxicated, public intoxication, drug possession, underage consumption of alcohol, intoxication assault and stem the dangerous operation of watercraft in this area.

This initiative will begin this weekend and continue until the end of Labor Day weekend, Monday, September 7, 2015. The shifts will begin after 12 noon each weekend day. 


 Point of contact

Capt. Kelly Isaacks

(361) 774-5747

Suspect Robs Grocery Store

DATE: July 23, 2015
LOCATION: 2006 Mussett Street
OFFENSE: Aggravated Robbery
P.C. 29.03   First Degree Felony
Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released camera surveillance images of a suspect that they believe robbed the Las Palmas Grocery Store, located at 2006 Musset Street, Thursday afternoon.

The owner of the store reported to Officers that a black male suspect approached the sales counter as if he was going to make a purchase. The suspect then reached in his pocket, and pulled out a black knife and he grabbed the store owner by the shirt. The suspect then reached over the counter and got money out of the open cash register.

The suspect was last seen wearing a white shirt and a short billed black cap that was on backwards. He also had a black backpack on.

The suspect in this case has not been identified and Detectives need your help in solving this crime. Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to the Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.


Suspect at counter of store


Suspect at counter of store


Suspect at counter of store