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.
Police Department Services
Police Chief Mike Markle
• Chief Markle moved to Corpus Christi in 1988 after honorably serving in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.
• In 1989, Chief Markle entered the 44th session of the Corpus Christi Police Academy.
• Upon graduation from the police academy, Chief Markle served the citizens of Corpus Christi as a patrol officer during his first sixteen years of service with the department.
• As a patrol officer, Chief Markle was a Field Training Officer, a member of the Honor Guard Team and a member of the department’s SWAT team.
• Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University
• Master’s Degree in Business from the American Military University
• LEMIT Command Staff Leadership Series (CSLS)
• FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS)
• Graduate of Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP)
• LEMIT Texas Police Chiefs Leadership Series (TPCLS)
• Appointed Chief of Police for the Corpus Christi Police Department on January 12, 2016.
◦ Oversight of 466 classified/sworn personnel and 193 civilian staff support.
• Appointed Assistant Chief in 2012.
◦ Served as Assistant Chief of the Investigations Bureau
◦ Served as Assistant Chief of the Operations Bureau
• Promoted to the rank of Commander in 2011.
◦ Served as Executive Officer of the Investigations Bureau
• International Association of Chiefs of Police
• Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
• Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA)
• Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA)
• Chief Markle is committed to the development of strong leadership within the department that utilizes community involvement and links new, innovative crime fighting methods and technology for a Community Policing Organization where officers and the public operate as one.