The mission of the Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) is to work as an equal partner with the community to reduce crime, the fear of crime and enhance public safety. CCPD strives to utilize community involvement that links new, innovative crime fighting methods and technology to develop a Community Policing Organization where officers and the public operate together. Learn more about CCPD.
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Police Chief Mike Markle
Mike Markle was appointed Chief of Police for the Corpus Christi Police Department on January 12, 2016 and reappointed on July 27, 2021. Chief Markle is a 28 year veteran of the department. Prior to appointment as Chief Markle served as Interim Chief, Assistant Chief of the Operations Bureau and the Investigations Bureau, Commander of Investigations, Executive Captain of Emergency Communications, and Lieutenant in field operations. Chief Markle was a Field Training Officer and was on the Honor Guard and the SWAT team during his career as a police officer.
Chief Markle holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Leo University and a Masters of Business Administration from the American Military University. Markle attended the Senior Management Institute of Policing, a course designed to prepare today’s police executives for the challenges of the next decade and beyond. He completed the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar or LEEDS, that is designed for chief executive officers of the nation’s mid-sized law enforcement agencies administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Texas Command Staff Leadership Series.
He is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, as well as the Texas Police Chiefs Association. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Wesley Community Center.
Markle also served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.