Assistant Chief Michael Alanis is a 19-year veteran of the Corpus Christi Police Department. He previously served as the Assistant Chief of Investigations Bureau. Alanis possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Midwestern State University, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA. (255th Session) and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, Washington, D.C. (64th Session). Chief Alanis serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Houston High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and is also the department liaison for the Corpus Christi Police Foundation. Prior to joining the Police Department, Chief Alanis proudly served in the United States Air Force.
Administration Division Office
Commander John Houston
Phone: (361) 886-2840
The Administration Division includes Peer Support, the Police Foundation, Police Explorers, Fleet, Inspections, CALEA Accreditation, Volunteers in Policing, Meritorious Awards, Personnel, and the Public Information Office.
Captain Kevin Bolles
Phone: (361) 886-2602
This office supervises the police fleet of marked and unmarked vehicles, oversees operations at the impound yard, and is responsible for the police radio system and its employees.
The mission of the Corpus Christi Animal Care Services & Vector Control is to balance the health, safety and welfare needs of the people and animals in our City. Through our mission we will educate the public about responsible companion animal ownership, aggressively investigate animal cruelty cases, provide compassion and humane care for unwanted, stray, abused, and abandoned animals in our City, and give adoptable animals a second chance at a forever home. Office is located at 2626 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78415.
The Corpus Christi Police Department has voluntarily participated in Accreditation with CALEA since 2006. CALEA is the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®). To obtain and maintain Accreditation with CALEA agencies must comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. Through this accreditation, the Department holds itself to a higher standard. The Accreditation Manager reports directly to the Chief of Police.
This office is responsible for departmental inspections required by Accreditation. In addition, this office performs specialized inspections as directed by the Office of the Chief of Police and maintains the departments Forms.
Captain William C. Abbott
Phone: (361) 886-2627
Internal Affairs is responsible for investigating and maintaining records of all allegations of misconduct, citizen inquiries, and commendations, and Grievances. To commend a police department employee, please contact the Internal Affairs office during business hours. View information on how to make a formal complaint (in English and Spanish).
The Management Services Director oversees many crucial administrative functions of the police department to include:
- Support Services (MetroCom, Property Warehouse, and Central Records)
- Building Maintenance and Operations
Property Room - More Info »
Phone: (361) 886-2700
The Property Room is responsible for the collection, storage, and tracking of evidence in its many forms. The department strives to maintain property in the same condition as received and to preserve the evidentiary property that is held for presentation in court. More Information »
The mission of the Corpus Christi Police Department Police Media Relations Office is to provide our citizens with up to the minute, factual and thorough information about the department. More Information »
Research and Planning
Captain James McCarty
Phone: (361) 886-2844
This office oversees and plans all police department awards and promotion ceremonies, Departmental Inspections, Volunteers In Policing (VIPs), and the planning and research function of the Corpus Christi Police Department. Planning and research includes, but is not limited to: Special Projects, Resource allocation studies, Workload distribution studies, Liaison with other agencies in exchange of research information and other assignments as needed.
Pat Persohn, Manager
Phone: (361) 886-2731
Support Services oversees auxiliary support functions for the police department. This includes the Property Warehouse, Central Records, the Telephone Reporting Unit and Open Records.
Captain Donnie Mersing
Phone: (361) 826-4070
The Training Division is responsible for providing initial licensing training in the police academy, in-service training, firearms training, and firearms range operation. Backgrounds and Recruiting also fall under the Training Division. If you would like more information on becoming a Corpus Christi Police Officer, click here.