Police Hold Ceremony To Promote Two Captains and Two Lieutenants

(left to right) Captain Kevin Bolles; Captain Donnie Moore; Lieutenant Mel Goce; and Lieutenant David Saldana
(left to right) Captain Kevin Bolles; Captain Donnie Moore; Lieutenant Mel Goce; and Lieutenant David Saldana
Corpus Christi Chief of Police, Mike Markle, hosted a ceremony today at Police Headquarters to promote Captain Donnie Moore, Captain Kevin Bolles, Lieutenant David Saldana, and Lieutenant Mel Goce.
Corpus Christi Police Lieutenants are first line supervisors and Lieutenants Goce and Saldana will be assigned to a patrol shift of about ten to twelve patrol Officers. Corpus Christi Police Captains are second line supervisors and are assigned to a variety of functions in the Police Department.

Donald Moore

Lt. Donnie Moore is a 16 year veteran with the Corpus Christi Police Department and a graduate of the 59th academy.  During his career he has been assigned to patrol and has supervised the K9 unit, SWAT (where he has spent the last 13 years of his career) and CID’s Auto Theft Task Force.  He is currently working on his Bachelor’s degree.  Lt. Moore is married and has three children.  Moore’s father, Donald Moore, Sr. pinned the badge.

Kevin Bolles

Lt. Kevin Bolles started his law enforcement career at the Seminole County, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Department in 1991 where he was a deputy, narcotics investigator and detective. In 2000 he graduated from the 59th academy and became part of Corpus Christi’s finest.  He has been assigned to patrol, Narcotics Vice Investigations, Project management for Homeland Defense Citywide video systems, Project Manager for Video Command Center and Mobil Command Center, and the supervisor assigned to MIS and IT.  Lt. Bolles current holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Ashford University and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Seminole State College.  He is married, has three children and one granddaughter.  Bolles’ wife pinned the badge.

David Saldana

Senior Officer Saldana is a 9 year veteran with the Corpus Christi Police Department and is a graduate of the 66th academy. He has been the recipient of many commendations to include Officer of Month 5 times and recognized as Corpus Christi’s Outstanding Police Officer by Goodwill Industries for 2011 and 2012. Senior Officer Saldana graduated Cuma Sum Laude from Del Mar College in 2010 and holds 3 associate degrees. He is married and has three children. Saldana’s  wife pinned the badge.

Melvyn Goce

Senior Officer Melvyn Goce is a 22 year veteran with the Corpus Christi Police Department and a graduate of the 52nd academy.  During his career he has been assigned to SWAT, Narcotics Vice Investigations, Backgrounds and Recruiting and CALEA.  Senior Officer Goce has been the recipient of a Certificate of Merit, Officer of the year and currently hold a Bachelor’s and Associates degree.  He has four children.  Goce’s badge was pinned by Corpus Christi Police Chief Mike Markle.

Congratulations to those who were promoted today and good luck on your new assignments!