All posts by Lt. Michael Pena

Passing of Mike Gillis

It is with deepest sympathy that we announce the passing of John Mike Gillis.

Mike Gillis was a valued member of our community and had served as the Director of Animal Care Services since May 7, 2018. During his time as Director of Animal Care Services Mike brought a wealth of experience and progressive changes to the department.

Prior to working with the City of Corpus Christi Mike had worked with Austin Animal Center, L-3 Communications, and Aethercomm.

Mike Gillis was a Veteran of the Armed Forces and served with the United State Marine Corps from 1978 to 1998, retiring as a Warrant Officer.

Mike Gillis will be sorely missed by all that knew him. May God bless Mike and his family.

Gillis, Mike

Vector Control

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CCPD Impound lot Auction

06-06-20 Impound Auction

Saturday, June 6, 2020

ONLINE AUCTION SALE ONLY

REGISTRATION:  Visit https://www.amtauctions.com/ to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

VIEWING:  Friday, June 5, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

-Only registered bidders will be allowed to view the vehicles.
-There will be a limit on how many bidders enter the gates to view vehicles.
-No group viewing.
-No one under 18 will be allowed.
-SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE MONITORED.

 

Harbor Bridge Illuminated for Police Week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

During National Police Week, May 10 to May 16, the Harbor Bridge will be illuminated in blue to honor all officers that have lost their lives.

May they rest in peace.

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CCPD IMPOUND LOT AUCTION

05-16-20 Impound Auction

Saturday, May 16, 2020 ON-LINE AUCTION SALE ONLY

REGISTRATION:  visit https://www.amtauctions.com/ to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

VIEWING:  Friday, May 15, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Only registered bidders will be allowed to view the vehicles
  • There will be a limit on how many bidders enter the gates to view vehicles
  • No group viewing
  • No one under 18 will be allowed
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE MONITORED
  • FACE MASKS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED

106 Cars and Pickups

To view pictures, visit:
http://amtauctions.com/

For online bidding visit:
http://amtauction.hibid.com/

An Easter Weekend “Thank You”

We would like to say “THANK YOU” to the community for all that you are doing to help combat COVID-19.  We know this time has been trying, but we want you to know that we appreciate your sacrifices.  The community celebrated Easter weekend at home with their immediate families and we want to thank you for complying with the Stay at Home Order.  We are in this fight together and will get through this as a community.

Thank You

Domestic violence is never the answer.

As our community stays home more, we want you to be mindful of the added stress this can place on your family. The added strain of losing a job, locating groceries, and paying bills can cause tempers to rise. It is our hope that being mindful of these stressors will cause you to think before acting out against a loved one.

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to remind our community it is never acceptable to strike a spouse.

Should you find yourself a victim of family violence please call 911 so an officer can respond to provide you assistance.

If you have any questions, please call the non-emergency number at 361-886-2600 and you will be directed to the proper section to get the assistance you need.

If you need immediate assistance, please do not hesitate to call 911.

Be safe and take care of one another.

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Rumor Control

Please rely on facts that will come from City and County leaders.

Do not rely on rumors or fear.

For your convenience we have listed social media locations and web pages for information on COVID-19 or any changes that affect our city.

Corpus Christi Police Blotter
https://ccpdblotter.com/

Corpus Christi Police Twitter
https://twitter.com/CorpusChristiPD

Corpus Christi Police Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/CorpusChristiPD/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coron…/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

Texas Department of State Health Services
https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Corpus Christi Fire Department
https://www.facebook.com/CorpusChristiFireDepartment/

City of Corpus Christi web page
http://www.cctexas.com/

City of Corpus Christi Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/citygov/

Thank you for your continued involvement in our community.

How to report price Gouging

Price gouging is defined as:

§17.46(b) of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act provides that it is a false, misleading or deceptive act or practice to take advantage of a disaster declared by the Governor under Chapter 418, Government Code, or the President by:

  1. Selling or leasing fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools, or another necessity at an exorbitant or excessive price;
    or
  2. Demanding an exorbitant or excessive price in connection with the sale or lease of fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools, or another necessity.

If you observe price gouging you can report it to the Attorney General of Texas office at the Consumer Protection Hotline (1-800-621-0508) and you may also file via email using the link below.

How to Spot and Report Price Gouging
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/disaster-and-emergency-scams/how-spot-and-report-price-gouging

File a Consumer Complaint
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/file-consumer-complaint

Spring Break 2020

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The Corpus Christi Police Department would like all visitors to our beaches to have a safe and fun time during Spring Break 2020.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions and answers.

Will there be extra patrolling on roads and beaches?

  • Yes, Traffic Safety Section and additional Uniform Patrol Officers will be patrolling the beach.
  • We will also have additional DWI units on patrol.

Beach rules?

  • No dogs on the beach from Access Road 3 to Zahn Road on the North side of Packery Channel.
    • City Ordinance 10-59 (Abbreviated)
      (d) The city manager, or the city manager’s designee, is authorized to prohibit all animals on portions of the beach during specified periods, including, but not limited to, high use periods, such as during spring break, holiday weekends, and special events, and in areas designated as animal free zones.
      (e)The city manager, or the city manager’s designee, is authorized to prohibit animals, which are not on a leash, on portions of the beach during high use periods, such as during spring break, holiday weekends, and special events.
  • No glass bottles.
  • Speed limit is 15 mph and all traffic laws apply on the beach.

Will you be able to build fires and if so where?

  • Yes, but the size will be restricted to 3x3x3.
  • No palettes will be allowed on the beach.

Parking on the beach, will you need special permits?

  • Yes, permits can be purchased at most beach entrances and at convenience stores.

Is drinking alcohol allowed on the beach?

  • Yes, but you must be of legal drinking age.
  • No glass bottles are allowed.

Any road closures?

  • No, but there will be an emergency lane for emergency vehicles.
  • Traffic Section will be directing traffic as required by congestion.

We want everyone to enjoy their Spring Break, but please do it responsibly and safely.

CCPD Impound Lot Auction

03-07-20 CCPD Impound Lot Auction

http://amtauctions.com/

Corpus Christi City Police Impound Auction

5485 Greenwood Drive Corpus Christi TX 78417

Every 1st Saturday of the Month, rain or shine, AMT Auction Marketing will be conducting the abandoned vehicle auction for the City of Corpus Christi Police Impound

This auction may consist of police impounded autos, trucks, SUV’s, RVs. trailers, motorcycles, boats and personal property

**Inventory is subject to change as releases happen during the month prior to the auction**

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

Viewing and Pre-Registration: Friday, March 6, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Viewing and Pre-Registration: Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am

AUCTION STARTS at 10:00 am  

Early Registration is highly recommended.

We open at 8:00 am for Registration on Auction Day.

http://amtauctions.com/