All posts by Lt. Michael Pena

Become a 9-1-1 Dispatcher

If you are looking for a challenging and fulfilling job, consider applying as a 9-1-1 MetroCom Dispatcher.

A dispatcher serves the entire county, not only law enforcement, but fire and medical emergency services.

We are currently seeking qualified applicants who are seeking a challenging career as a MetroCom 9-1-1 Dispatcher.

If you would like to become a MetroCom 9-1-1 dispatcher either select this link https://www.cctexas.com/departments/police-department/9-1-1-dispatchers or use the QR code to the Corpus Christi Career Space.

CCPD IMpound lot Auction

Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10:00 am

ON SITE AUCTION SALE AND LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST)

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

VIEWING:  Friday, June 4, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

-Only registered bidders will be allowed to view the vehicles
-No purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing
-No one under 18 will be allowed
-Facemasks, face coverings and social distancing strongly encouraged

“Click it or Ticket”

Beginning May 24th and ending on June 6th additional Corpus Christi Police Officers will participate in the 2021 “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

The “Click it or Ticket” National event began in 2002 and according to The Texas Department of Transportation “…almost 91% of Texans use their seatbelts-only 76% did when the campaign launched…”.

Let’s show the other 49 states how to get 100% done, be sure to wear your seatbelt when in a vehicle!

Driving during Inclement weather

During inclement weather we want our community to be safe as they travel on the roadways.

Here are a few helpful tips:

-Drive slower than usual so that you have time to react to other traffic on the roadway.
-Turn on your head lights so that you are visible to other vehicles and pedestrians.
-Be aware of possible flooding in low lying areas.
-Do not drive through flooded streets.
-It only takes 6 inches of flowing water to knock a pedestrian off their feet.
-It only takes 12 inches of flowing water to float a car or SUV.

Phone scam

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to warn our citizens of a phone scam.

The reporting party told our officers that they received a call from a scammer claiming to be a detective with our department. The scammer then told the reporting party that they had a subpoena that was issued for a federal child case and that if they did not meet the caller would be placed on a 72-hour hold.

CCPD offers this advice to avoid getting scammed:

* Look out for “spoofing”. Part of scammers tactics include spoofing, which happens when the caller masks their own number and causes the number of a well-known Agency, like CCPD, to appear on caller ID.  Also, the caller might give a badge number and know the last four digits of your Social Security number.

* Write down details.  If you do get a call and are unsure, write down the phone number and name of the caller.

* Protect your personal information. Do not provide any personal or financial information over the phone.

* Know your rights.  Corpus Christi Police Department will never request for prepaid debit cards or wire transfer payments and will not ask for a credit card number over the phone.

* Don’t be bullied.  Never trust callers who use threats and hostility to push you into doing what they want. Be skeptical of what a caller claims he or she can do if you refuse to meet their demand.

* Hang up and report it. If you’re unsure if the call is real, contact CCPD directly at 361-886-2600.  The Corpus Christi Police Department will never demand payment from you, ask you for any private or financial information over the phone or threaten to bring the police or other federal law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

*You can also file a complaint with your local BBB.

Do not fall victim to these scams!

INTERNET & ONLINE SAFETY

Nationally, 2020 was a record-breaking year with more than 37,872 reports of online enticement reports which was a 97% increase over 2019.

HOW TO PROTECT CHILDRED
Monitor your child’s computer and phone usage.
Know what apps your child is using.
Know your child’s username and passwords.
Control access to chat rooms or instant messaging.
Educate yourself about digital devices, apps, and the internet.

HOW CHILDREN CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES
Do not give out personal information or arrange face to face meeting with someone you have met online.
Do not take, keep, or send inappropriate pictures of yourself or others.
Remember that online posts are forever. Do not post images or comments that you would not want to see on a job or college application.

For invaluable information for both parents and children we recommend https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz

Air Show and Buc days weekend

The Corpus Christi Police Department would like for everyone to enjoy the Wings Over South Texas Air Show and Buc Carnival this weekend.

For the safety of everyone involved, both directions of Shoreline will be closed from the American Bank Center to Park Ave. You should expect traffic congestion and arrive early to find parking. During the weekend show there will be no enforcement of parking meter violations.

For the safety of the pilots, and the public, the Federal Aviation Administration requires a safe airspace for a 3-mile radius.  The use of drones or kites from North Beach to Cole Park and Staples to the Bayfront will be prohibited.

68A Inspections

The Corpus Christi Police Department Auto Theft Task Force will be conducting 68A inspections on the first and third Tuesday starting May 2021. The inspections will be held at the Corpus Christi Police Department Impound Lot located at 5485 Greenwood Drive.

The inspections will start at 9:00 am to 11:00 am and customers must be in line by 10:00 am.

Life Saving Ribbon awarded

On April 2, 2021 Senior Officer Javier Segovia was eating lunch while on duty when he observed a man in the restaurant coughing, choking on his food, and waving his hands in panic.

Senior Officer Segovia immediately went to the man’s aid, administered the Heimlich maneuver, and successfully dislodging the food from his throat. Due to the officers quick action he was able to provide immediate first aid and saved the man’s life.

On April 22, 2021 Senior Officer Javier Segovia was awarded the Life Saving Ribbon.

Impound Lot auction

Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:00 am

LIVE ONLINE (WEBCAST) AND ON-SITE AUCTION SALE

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

VIEWING:  Friday, April 2, 2021 from 10:00 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 purses or backpacks allowed during the viewing.
No one under 18 will be allowed.
Facemask / Face Covering always required to be on.

Social distancing will be monitored.