2 Contents 2012 Year In Review of the Corpus Christi Police Department Message from Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson Crime Stoppers Review Crime Stoppers Month Proclamation Administrations Bureau Review Metrocom s New Backup Facility Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Re-certification Animal Control Welcomes New Vet & Sets Records for Adoptions Professional Standards Re-locates Police Mobile Museum Patrol Digital Camera Project Hiring and Recruiting Investigations Bureau Review Robbery/Homicide and Property Crimes Statistics Family Violence, Auto Theft, and Financial Crimes Statistics Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics/Vice Investigations Division Gang Unit Operations Bureau Review National Night Out Police Campaign Against Intoxicated Driving Traffic Enforcement Statistics Police Athletic League Patrol K-9 Enduro Patrol Volunteer Programs Corpus Christi Police Information Resources Corpus Christi Police Wall of Honor
3 2012 YEAR IN REVIEW OF THE CORPUS CHRISTI POLICE DEPARTMENT Corpus Chri sti Chief of Police Floyd Simp son MESSAGE FROM POLICE CHIEF FLOYD SIMPSON YEAR IN REVIEW JANUARY 17, 2013 It is my great pleasure to speak to you about the state of the Corpus Christi Police Department. In the best traditions of Sir Robert Peel, CCPD realizes that the cooperation of the public is essential to our success. The Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers program typifies this philosophy. A dedicated board of directors volunteers their time to maintain and grow an organization that has been instrumental in the apprehension of many criminals and the recovery of drugs and weapons from our community. Through Crime Stoppers, citizens can offer tips and information anonymously without fear of reprisal. A few noteworthy arrests made by our agency as a direct result of Crime Stoppers tips include, a search warrant executed on February 21 st that netted 8 guns, body armor, cocaine, marijuana, over $ cash and a felony arrest. A call to Crime Stoppers resulted in the apprehension of a fugitive wanted for Manslaughter on May 22nd. A subject involved in an aggravated robbery at a local Wal-Mart in June where victims were struck and drug by the suspect s vehicle, was identified and arrested as a result of a tip. CCPD Narcotics/Vice Investigators seized 20 pounds of marijuana, 8.43 grams of cocaine, and $14,520 in cash from an Island home on October 2nd from a Crime Stoppers tip. Corpus Christi Chief of Police Floyd Simpson 2012 has been a busy and productive year for our agency. The creation of an assistant chief position to focus strictly on administrative matters has not only benefited areas such as hiring and recruiting, but has allowed the investigative and operational bureaus to better concentrate on their missions as well. The following pages should provide an overview of the structure and accomplishments of the Corpus Christi Police Department. Our mission statement is to work as an equal partner with the community to Reduce Crime and the Fear of Crime and to Enhance Public Safety. Floyd Simpson February 21, 2012, A known gang member was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, and Unlawful Possession of Body Armor from information provided from a Crime Stoppers tip. (above) June 6,2012, An Aggravated Robbery suspect who struck Wal-Mart employees with her vehicle was identified and located based on a variety of Crime Stoppers tips. October 2, 2012 CCPD Narcotics/Vice Investigators seized 20 pounds of marijuana, 8.43 grams of cocaine, and $14,520 in cash from Capitan Drive based on information from a Crime Stoppers tip.
4 Page 4 YEAR IN REV IEW The Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers organization is greatful for the publics assistance to apprehend criminals and are also pleased to report statistical information about the activity of the program for The Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers Organization serves all of Nueces County as a venue for the public to provide anonymous information to the Corpus Christi Police Department about unsolved crimes and locate fugitives. The mission of the Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers program is to facilitate the public with the best and safest outlet to provide anonymous information to law enforcement that may not have been collected otherwise. The organization utilizes the latest technological trends available and pays rewards to tipsters for information that leads to an arrest. There were 2,253 tips called into Crime Stoppers for 2012 which resulted in 130 arrests and 177 cases cleared. The anonymous tips resulted in $19,650 worth of recovered stolen property, $27,195 in street value of narcotics seized, and 10 weapons recovered. Those who provided information that led to the arrest of criminals were paid rewards in the total amount of $19,841 dollars in all of Crime Stoppers President Audrey Vicknair speaks with a reporter about the fund raising event for the organization at the Havana Club October 11, Solved Fatality Hit & Run BrownLee Blvd. Case # The Crime Stoppers organization features 52 advertisements as Crimes of the Week to seek information from the public about unsolved felony crimes in Nueces County We have a Mobile App called TipSubmit for iphone and android devices! Robbery 5000 Ayers Case # Solved Aggravated Assault Chaparral & Starr Streets Case # Burglary Whitecap Case # Murder 700 Omaha Dr. Case #
6 Page 6 Assistant Chief Of Administration Bureau, Mark Schauer Administrations Bureau YEAR IN REV IEW Assistant Chief Mark Schauer is a 31 veteran of the police department, and was promoted to his rank on May 7, He previously served as the Commander of the Support Services Division. Schauer has also commanded the Uniform Patrol and Narcotics/Vice Divisions. Schauer is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) and holds a Master s Degree in Public Administration from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, where he teaches as an adjunct professor. Schauer has supervised in almost every division in the Department, including Training, Criminal Investigations, MetroCom, Narcotics/Vice, and Traffic. In addition, Commander Schauer is in charge of the City s Public Integrity Team, a specialized group of Police Department and City Officials who are assigned to investigate complaints of public corruption by city employees. Commander Schauer was recently tasked with overseeing the reorganization of the City s Animal Control center. MetroCom s New Backup Communications Facility CALEA RE-ACCREDITATI ON MetroCom proudly announced their newest offsite backup communications facility located at the International Airport, 1000 International Dr. This facility, now fully operational, is an addition to our other backup site located at the Emergency Operations Ctr, EOC, 2406 Leopard. A scheduled mini drill was conducted on Wednesday 8/15/12, giving MetroCom it s very first opportunity to utilize this new facility. The police department completed it first reaccreditation in The department was initially accredited in November of The first reaccreditation is the hardest for any department. In your initial accreditation CALEA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the governing body of police accreditation, looks to see that you have the best practices in place for a modern law enforcement agency. On follow up reaccreditations they are concerned that you followed these practices in the three following years. The police department was required to prove compliance with its own policies, that we do what we say we do. To ensure compliance CALEA assigned two CALEA assessors to come to Corpus Christi and spend a week examining every aspect of the police department. At the end of their visit the assessors provided a report back to the CALEA Commission on their findings. The head of an accredited law enforcement agency and the departments accreditation manager are required to appear before the commission at the next CALEA conference to answer any questions or concerns the commission may have about the agency. It is at this conference the Corpus Christi Police Department will officially receive their first reaccreditation. From there the department will continue to comply with the CALEA accreditation process, updating policies and procedures as better practices and advances in technology develop and will be re-inspected every three years to insure that the Corpus Christi Police Department is following the best practices for modern law enforcement. Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies
7 Page YE AR IN RE VIEW OF THE CORPU S CHRISTI POLICE DE PARTME NT Animal Control Welcomes New Vet, Sets Record for Adoptions The Corpus Christi Animal Shelter set an all time record for adoptions during the month of September, 2012, finding new homes for 108 deserving dogs and cats. The increased number of adoptions can be attributed to several factors, according to Animal Care and Control Division staff. In July, the Shelter remodeled and expanded the Adoption Kennel Area from 26 to 58 kennels. Besides adding additional kennel space for adoptions, the remodeling allowed the public to tour the adoption kennels unescorted by Animal Shelter staff. People Assisting Animal Control (PAAC) donated two dog runs, allowing customers a safe place to get acquainted with their prospective new pets. On September 15th, PAAC sponsored the first ever free adoption event at the Shelter, where PAAC paid the city adoption fees for all dogs and cats adopted during a two-hour period. 56 dogs and cats were adopted on that day alone. Perhaps the most significant factor contributing to the increase in adoptions was the hiring of Interim Veterinarian Dr. Melissa Draper DVM in early August. Dr. Draper has an impressive resume in shelter medicine and comes to Corpus Christi after serving as the Medical Director for the Louisiana SPCA in New Orleans. Prior to that, Dr. Draper served as the Chief Veterinarian for the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services and the Chief Veterinarian for the Animal Defense League in San Antonio. Dr. Draper earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science at Louisiana Tech University and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Louisiana State University. Dr. Draper has already implemented numerous improvements to the standard operating procedures at the Animal Shelter, and has worked tirelessly to provide vaccinations and spay/neutering services to enable the Shelter to increase adoptions. With her invaluable assistance, the Animal Care and Control Division hopes to continue the steady increase in adoptions and improve services to the community POLICE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND INTERN AL AFFAIRS UNIT RELOCATES The Corpus Christi Police Department s Professional Standards and Internal Affairs Investigators relocated their offices from the Police Headquarters Building to an independent building located at 5805 Williams. All phone numbers remain the same. The purpose for the relocation is to have the unit in a more comfortable environment for the public to address concerns or questions that involve officer conduct with the investigators. This relocation is the completion of Short Term Goal 3 of the 2010 Strategic Plan for the Corpus Christi Police Department. Corpus Christi Police Department Moves in a Green Direction with New light controls The lighting fixtures have been worked on throughout the main police station. The new additions are lighting sensors. The sensors will detect when someone enters the room. If it is not being occupied, the lights will turn off. The contractor has also placed sensors in all the stairwells. Another improvement is the air conditioner replacement to a more energy efficient system all funded by Federal resources as part of the Stimulus Grants instead of locally collected tax revenue. The Police Department is doing our part to conserve resources and reduce the cost of business.
8 Page 8 Police Mobile Musuem YEAR IN REV IEW The Crime Fighter Museum went public on our local National Night Out day in October. We have since displayed it at over 17 CCISD elementary schools for mostly fifth and sixth grades. The museum contains an actual 8x10 foot jail cell and the exhibits include anti-drug, anti-gang, and stay in school messages, and recruiting information. It also contains historical police memorabilia. A police department employee is present inside the museum during tours to answer questions. Two televisions are hooked to laptops which provide information tailored for a specific event. The museum was constructed from a utility trailer. There was no expense to the taxpayers as the trailer and the truck which tows it were both seized on a traffic stop in Corpus Christi as they were used to commit felony crimes. The museum can be scheduled for a special event or a school tour by calling Sandra Cantu in Administration at Assistant Chief Mark Schauer shows the Corpus Christi Police Museum to students in 2012 The museum can be scheduled for a special event or a school tour by calling Sandra Cantu in Administration at Patrol Car Digital Camera Project In September, the City Council approved the purchase of a 164 digital video camera systems from Houston based Coban Technologies. This purchase will allow us to install a digital video camera in every marked patrol car and motorcycle in our fleet, as well as our two prisoner transport vehicles. The benefits from this system include improved professionalism, indisputable evidence in court, and reduced liability to our officers and the city. The current project status is thus: Coban technicians have installed digital camera systems in 25 patrol cars to include the entire traffic section and the Bravo District (Flour Bluff Assembly point). The wireless access points (antennas) have been installed at the Main Station and the Assembly areas. Additional wireless access points have been installed at the City Detention Center, the Motor Pool and the Corona Training Center. The servers have been installed at Main Station and configured. Some delays have been encountered due to a delay in the delivery of equipment and hardware. We began a "test pilot" with two traffic officers during the last week of December, 2012.
9 Page YE AR IN RE VIEW OF THE CORPU S CHRISTI POLICE DE PARTME NT Recruiting and Hiring The department created the Personnel Development Division that oversees all recruiting, backgrounds and hiring of department personnel. The department reworked the hiring process for officers and took over the hiring of police officers from the city s Human Relations Dept. The department also initiated a perpetual hiring process which will allow for applicants to apply to the department and take both the written and fitness exam year round creating an eligibility list for when a class is funded. The new hiring process was also reduced in time from over 7 months to approx 3 months from start to finish. The Recruiting team tested 239 applicants for the 71 st Police Academy scheduled to start January 21, 2013 of which 89 were female (37.2%). This is more than double what has historically tested for the Department. The success of these recruiting efforts is a direct result of the creation of a full time police recruiter, hosting three Women in Law Enforcement Workshops along with offering weekly pre fitness workshops for all candidates throughout the hiring process. All workshops and testing were held at the Corona Training Academy. The Recruiters processed 150 applicants, which have exceeded the amounts, processed in past academy classes, through a background and interview procedure which resulted in an eligibility list for the 71 st Police Academy. The 29 week Academy will begin on January 21, 2013 with a class of 25 Cadets, 12 of them are females. The Crime Control and Prevention District is funding the hiring of 5 cadets for this class. The Crime Control and Prevention District has agreed to support and fund a Cadet Intern program which allows the department to hire up to 6 cadets prior to the start of the academy to ensure that they don t leave for other agencies. The department hired 6 Cadet Interns from the police eligibility roster on December 31, 2012 and they began work at the department working in numerous divisions of the department. The Crime Control and Prevention District has authorized the funding of 6 cadet interns for the next academy class starting August, (above) Police Recruiter, Senior Officer Mel Goce meets with an applicant for the 71st Academy Session. The 71st Police Academy is scheduled for February 18, 2012 with 25 Cadets. (above right) Senior Officer Joe Piedra leads a warmup at the Police Applicant Assessment Workshop in July (left) Senior Officer Denise Pace speaks at a Women in Policing Seminar in Training The Training Academy graduated 18 officers of the 70 th Police Academy on May 15 th These recruit s completed the 26 week Field Training Officer program and are now assigned to patrol shifts throughout the city. The Training Division also conducted the required TCLEOSE 40 hour in-service training throughout the year for the sworn officers with a completion date scheduled for June, We also hosted over 20 training sessions on topics such as Search and Seizure, Highway Drug Interdiction, Interrogation Techniques, FORT, IED and Bomb, Startle response, Tactical and Swat school, officer survival, and other topics allowing for many hours of additional training offered this year. The training academy also continues to sponsor three daily workout sessions for employees and their families, they offer individualized training plans for officers and assist in the rehabilitation of injured officers along with providing individualized strength training for the cadet classes.
10 Page 10 Assistant Chief of Police Investigations Bureau, Mike Markle Investigations Bureau Assistant Chief Mike Markle is a 23 year veteran promoted to his current rank May 7, He holds a Bachelor s Degree from Saint Leo University and served most of his career (17 years) in the Uniform Division. He spent 7 years on the SWAT team, has served as a Field Training Officer, and was a member of the Police Department Honor Guard. Markle is the recipient of the CCPD Lifesaving Award and has also received a Community Service Award from the Corpus Christi Housing Authority. In his previous role as a Captain in Support Services he played an important role in the updating of the Department s 911 system, upgrading the dispatch area, and assisted in obtaining a federal grant to remodel the outdated communications center. TOTALS FOR ROBBERY/HOMICIDE: Reported Assigned Filed Cleared Aggravated Assault Homicide Robbery Sexual Assault Assault 2, Deadly Conduct Indecency w/child Kidnapping Terroristic Threats Harassment 1, Other (Fel/Misd) 2, TOTALS 8,257 2,743 1,355 2,121 TOTAL FOR PROPERTY CRIMES: Reported Assigned Filed Cleared Burg of Habit 1, Burg of Bldg Burg of Coin Theft 8,358 1,992 1,466 1,815 Crim Mischief 2, Crim Trespass Other (Fel/Misd) TOTAL 14,297 3,354 2,213 2,966 YEAR IN REV IEW The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is primarily responsible for follow up investigations and the filing of cases with the District Attorney s Office. This is accomplished with 47 sworn and 4 civilian investigators divided into 5 bureaus each supervised by a Lieutenant. The five bureaus include Robbery/Homicide, Family Violence, Property Crimes, Auto Theft/Auto Theft Task Force (ATTF), and Financial Crimes. CID is also responsible for the administration of 3 grants to include the Auto Theft Task Force (ATTF) and two victims grants (VOWA and VOCA). The investigation side of the Graffiti Task Force is also supervised out of CID as well as two officers in U. S. Marshalls Violent Offender Task Force. The statistics provided are totals for the year for each bureau.
11 Page YE AR IN RE VIEW OF THE CORPU S CHRISTI POLICE DE PARTME NT TOTALS FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE: Reported Assigned Filed Cleared Burglary Suspect from 2000 Airline Case # Assault 2,428 2,408 1,630 2,088 Aggravated Assault Robbery Sexual Assault Indecency w/child Deadly Conduct Harassment Injury to child/elderly Kidnapping Retaliation Stalking Terroristic Threats Violation of Prot. Ord Other 3,145 1, ,071 TOTAL 6,732 4,731 3,063 4,314 TOTALS FOR AUTO THEFT: Reported Assigned Filed Cleared UUMV Auto Burglary 3, Theft Robbery False Reports Evading Other (Fel/Misd) TOTALS 4, Burglary Suspect from 3800 Caravelle Case # Solved Robbery Suspect from 200 S. Hotel Pl. Case # Auto Theft also deployed the bait vehicle 57 times and had 5 activations. TOTALS FOR FINANCIAL CRIMES: Reported Assigned Filed Cleared Forgery Credit Card Abuse Identity Theft Thefts Other (Fel/Misd) Graffiti TOTAL TOTALS FOR THE DIVISION: Reported Assigned Filed Cleared 36,216 12,684 7,102 10,780
12 Page 12 YEAR IN REV IEW Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics/Vice Investigations Division The Narcotics Vice Investigations Division (NVID) is an investigative unit whose mission is to investigate, control, and when possible eradicate narcotics and vice related crimes within our city. This includes all levels of illegal drug distribution, prostitution, obscenity and pornography violations, gambling, liquor law violations, and sexually oriented business violations that adversely affect the quality of life in Corpus Christi. NVID strives, through partnerships with the community, as well as cooperative efforts with partner agencies to negatively influence criminal enterprises by utilizing all available resources and innovative, creative techniques. NVID consists of 1 captain who reports to the Commander of the Investigations Bureau, 14 undercover investigators who investigate narcotics and vice violations, 2 canine officers, and 3 civilian employees. An additional 5 sworn investigators are assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration as Task Force Officers along with 2 civilian personnel. NVID has had a very productive year thus far as reflected in the statistics below. Year to date NVID has conducted 64 search warrants, 3 buy busts, 3 consent to searches and three assists with partner agencies that has resulted in 81 arrests, 6 of whom are gang members, the seizure of 31 firearms and the seizure of $132, in U.S. currency. Canine officers have been involved in 25 contacts that have resulted in the seizure of 1,216 pounds of marijuana and 41 pounds of synthetic marijuana. NVID U.C. Investigators have seized the following (weight in grams) 396,826g marijuana (948,294g combined U.C. and K9 seizures) 8,384g synthetic marijuana (26,953g combined U.C. and K9 seizures) 2,793g heroin 2,887g cocaine 914g meth 170g pills S/O Cesar Perez is charged with investigating drug diversion cases and his investigations resulted in 27 arrests year to date. 18 arrests for prescription fraud 5 arrests for undercover controlled substance deliveries (prescription pills) 1 arrest for undercover delivery of marijuana 2 arrest for engaging in organized criminal activity (prescription fraud) 1 arrest for PCS search/arrest warrant NVID officers conducted 5 prostitution stings resulting in 40 arrests. 2 John stings, 8 males charged with prostitution, 1 male charged with theft 3 Jane stings, 29 females charged with prostitution, 1 female charged with delivery and possession of controlled substance and 1 male charged with delivery of dangerous drugs. Five C.C.P.D. officers assigned to the D.E.A. Task Force contributed the following through their case work. $268, deposited into federal law enforcement trust fund as a result of seizures made. Drug seizures: Heroin-6.37 kilos, Cocaine kilos, Marijuana-60, kilos, and Methamphetamine- 15,156, dosage units.
13 2012 YE AR IN RE VIEW OF THE CORPU S CHRISTI POLICE DE PARTME NT Cases assigned to Gang Investigators: ; % increase from % increase from Results 120 State Cases Filed 11 Federal Cases Filed 49 Arrest Warrants 7 Residential Search Warrants 7 Electronic Media Search Warrants 520 Total Arrests: Felony Arrests 111 Gang Members 109 Non-Gang Members Misdemeanor Arrests 87 Gang Members 209 Non-Gang Members 26 Seized Firearms CORPUS CHRISTI POLIC E GANG UNIT The Corpus Christi Police Department Gang Unit is a unique segment of the Criminal Investigative Division. The unit consist of 1 Captain, 2 Lieutenants, 10 Uniformed Officers, 2 Undercover Officers (Save Our Streets Program), 1 Task Force Officer (FBI Task Force) and 4 Gang Investigators. The unit is information and intelligence driven. The goal of the Gang Unit is the suppression of violent street and prison gangs. To accomplish this goal the unit is self sufficient and capable of investigating gang related crime from inception to end. We have documented 2816 known gang members. There are approximately 34 street and prison gangs that are active in Corpus Christi. In February, the Gang Unit conducted a multi-agency round up for wanted gang members. The assisting agencies included US Marshal Service, FBI, DEA, ATF, HSI, DPS, NCSO, Adult Probation, and Parole. As a result, 71 people were arrested and 1 search warrant served. In 2009, there were 50 drive-by shootings, in 2010 there were 38 drive-by shootings. The Drive-by Team reduced drive-by shootings in 2011 to 24 and to 12 in Uniform Gang Investigators: The Uniform Investigators are the most visible and recognizable part of the Unit. They focus on gathering information in order to prevent crimes by gang members and to make their presence known in the neighborhoods and known gang hangouts. (above) CCPD Gang Officer Veronica Frakes as photographed by Michael Zamora/Corpus Christi Caller-Times Page 13 Plain Clothes Investigators: The Plain Clothes Investigators are responsible for investigating gang related crimes and filing cases with the District Attorney s office or Federal Agencies. Gang members are involved in all types of crime. The investigators have begun working any case involving gang members from a minor criminal mischief to assisting with homicides. BEARS ON THE BEAT The Corpus Christi Association of Realtors donated 4000 stuffed animals in their annual Bears On The Beat program. The co-chairs of the Bears On The Beat program, Lulana Cain and Chase McRoberts, presented the bears at the Main Police Station at 321 John Sartain Street. The bears are used by Police Officers and representatives from the Victims Advocacy Center to comfort traumatized children. The program co-chair, Lulana Cain said she is involved with the program because her daughter was involved in a vehicle crash and was presented a bear for comfort which was a meaningful gesture for her family. The Corpus Christi Association of Realtors held a contest among t h e i r m e m b e r organizations to collect bears for donation. Assistant Chief Mike Markle stands in the center to accept the donated bears with other police detectives and the bear donors.
14 Page 14 YEAR IN REV IEW Assistant Chief of Operations Bureau, Jesse Garcia Operations Bureau Assistant Chief of Police, J.V. Garcia, was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief in 2011 and is a 37 year veteran of the Corpus Christi Police Department. Previously he served in the uniform, criminal investigation, special services, and training divisions as well as Internal Affairs and was an original member of the S.W.A.T. team. He has an Associate s Degree in Police Science from Del mar College and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The Uniform Division is staffed by 242 officers under the direction of Commander Heidi Frese. The division is responsible for general patrol duties and traffic enforcement. The division includes a Patrol Section, Traffic Section, Enduro Unit, Crime Prevention Section, Canine officers, and the Police Athletic League. In addition, the city is divided into four Patrol Districts, each with its own assembly point. The public was able to do a virtual ride-a-long from the comfort of home on August 8, 2012 with the Corpus Christi Police Department. The Corpus Christi Police Department showed photographs and announced the activity as it happened on The Twitter messages began at the shift roll call, then documented the officer s activity through the entire shift. The purpose of the event was to provide the public an example of the work day for a typical Corpus Christi Police Patrol Officer. This was the first such event the Corpus Christi Police Department has hosted. Followers on Twitter were able to ask questions as the virtual ride-a-long happened. The virtual ride-a-long was with Corpus Christi Police Officer Trenade Paddock and the officer she trained from the 70 th Police Academy Class, Officer Phillip Martinez, as they patrolled the Delta District on a Wednesday night. The Corpus Christi Police Department hosted a second Virtual Ride Along on December 21 to exhibit the Police Holiday Initiative. The Virtual Ride-A-Longs generated much interest and prompted inquiries from distant police departments including from New Zealand where they hope to begin similar events. Police Host National Night Out The 29 th annual National Night Out produced 92 events throughout Corpus Christi on the night of October 2, 2012 for the purpose to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime, and enhance public safety. The kickoff event in Corpus Christi was held at the Police Host Virtual Ride-A-Long HEB on Kostoryz where the Corpus Christi Police debuted the Corpus Christi Police mobile museum. The Forensics Services Supervisor John Hornsby said, I believe that the contact with the community and the positive impact we make on these Officer Trenade Paddock and Officer Philip Martinez were featured in the first CCPD Virtual Ride-A-Long on August 8, 2012 children will extend well past National Night Out or any other single event. The National Night Out is held every October for community policing. (above) Police Chief Floyd Simpson invites children to see the Corpus Christi Police museum
15 Page YE AR IN RE VIEW OF THE CORPU S CHRISTI POLICE DE PARTME NT Police Campaign Against Intoxicated Driving Students at Calallen High School played the roles of drunken drivers, witnesses, and injured persons in this years Shattered Dreams event on October 24, HALO Flight transported a student in the mock crash to add reality. A simulated vehicle crash was staged on Wildcat Drive outside Calallen High School and was littered with red dye, crushed cans, and students with made up injuries. The Corpus Christi Police, Fire Department, Apollo Towing, and HALO Flight participated to process the scene as if it were a real event. Students were arrested, taken to the hospital, and taken to the morgue to achieve a real effect. Parents were notified and then there was a funeral at the school the next day, all in the effort to cause students to understand the devastation caused by drunk driving. The Shattered Dreams program this year was organized by the Coastal Bend Youth Alcohol Awareness Coalition. Senior Officer Earl Kronk conducts an investigation at a staged crash at Calallen High School in this years Shattered Dreams event in an effort to reduce Drunken Driving The Corpus Christi Police Department hosted a contest that ended November, 2012 for High School students ages years old in which the winners received a new ipad and had their entry displayed on billboards in Corpus Christi. The prizes were funded by the Citizens in Support of CCPD. The contest was to design a new anti-drunk driving advertising campaign. Contest winner categories were for the best slogan and for the best two dimensional artwork. The contest was open to all students of a High School in Corpus Christi or accredited home school program in Corpus Christi. This was an opportunity for new drivers to use their creativity to make the streets a safer place to drive. TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT Dec Same time 2011 % In./Dec. Total in 2011 DWI & DUI Arrest UP 15.1 % 900 Thru Dec Nov Oct Sept DWI Arrests Last 3 Months Stats 1017 DWI Arrest 19 DUI Arrest 200 Suspects consented to gave a sample of their breath 435 Suspects consented to gave a sample of their blood 325 Suspects refused to give a sample of breath or blood and a search warrant was obtained 49 Suspects refused to give consent of breath or blood and a mandatory blood draw was required 8 Suspects refused both blood and breath request, and no evidence was obtained. 108 Felony DWI cases. (61 for DWI with two or more prior convictions; 23 for intoxication assault; 22 DWI Child passenger; 2 intoxication manslaughter).18 Average Breath /Blood results from suspects 370 DWI arrest were involved in Traffic Crashes
16 Page 16 YEAR IN REV IEW The Corpus Christi Police accepted a donation of $76,556 from Valero Refinery to the Police Athletic League. The Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) is an independent, non-profit corporation that offers young people a viable alternative to the temptations of the street. CC-PAL provides the ideal environment to keep boys and girls active, enthusiastic and busy through a wide variety of supervised recreational and educational programs designed to cultivate self-esteem, leadership, and character. The PAL program is open to all young people in Corpus Christi and the activities are supervised by police officers and other volunteers. PAL is supported by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations. The PAL are excited to announce that they now have 2 more baseball fields located at Agnes/Baldwin for total of 7 fields to play Baseball and/or Softball. The PAL is under the direction of Senior Officer David Morris and reaches 2,400 children in sports participation. Anyone interested to participate in the season are encouraged to visit the Police Athletic League website: or come by the office at 1802 Buford or give them a call at (361) Four Corpus Christi Police Officers are assigned to the Enduro Unit. Enduro bikes are street legal motorcycles that have special features and components suitable for off road uses. These bikes may be operated on variety of surfaces to increase the mobility of these specially trained officers to access areas where criminals attempt to conceal their activity. These officers focus their attention to quality of life issues in the community throughout the city. The department has two canine officers who along with their partners, Kimbo and Indy began work on Jan. 1, They assist patrol officers with searches for drugs in addition to their main mission of tracking and apprehending offenders. During 2012 they apprehended 43 offenders. The Corpus Christi Police Crime Prevention Unit conducts home safety inspections, crime prevention presentations, and manages the 27 Neighbors on Watch programs. In 2012 Brenda Rodriguez, our crime prevention officer, conducted 148 home inspections and 183 crime prevention presentations. Brenda Rodriguez is pictured above talking with parents at the National Night Out 2012.
17 Page YE AR IN RE VIEW OF THE CORPU S CHRISTI POLICE DE PARTME NT Law Enforcement Explorer Post 133 is for young men and women ages 15 to 21 who are interested in learning about law enforcement careers and serving their community. Police Explorers participate in various community and police-related projects throughout the year. Explorer teams also compete all over the state and nationwide. Categories for competition include all areas of law enforcement, such as searches and seizures, crime scene investigation, hostage negotiation, bomb search, first aid, misdemeanor and felony traffic stops, and domestic violence. There are also competitions like obstacle courses, physical challenges and competitive shooting. The program is subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America and provides young men and women with the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of law enforcement procedures, duties and concepts; and enhance participants sense of responsibility through knowledge, teamwork, and community involvement. For more information about the Explorer program, visit the city website. There are a variety of volunteer positions available within the Corpus Christi Police Department. Our volunteer corps are an essential element of the success of the police department to provide the best service to the citizens of our community. Volunteers are placed in an area of the department of based on the interest, skill set, and availability. Anyone interested in information about the Volunteers In Police Service program are encouraged to contact the VIPS Coordinator, Carole Hildebran at (361) or at The Citizen s Police Academy is a partnership with the citizens of Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Police Department. The Citizen s Police Academy meets weekly for several months and explores police work in an effort to solve problems and challenges to law enforcement. The graduates of the Citizen s Police Academy become goodwill ambassadors throughout the community and are equipped to assess safety issues. Many of the alumni volunteer to help the police organization. One such activity is a raffle to raise money for the purchase of items for the police department that are not funded by the city. The Alumni partnered with the Better Business Bureau to have a Shred-A-Thon on October 20,2012 at the Kiii studio (5002 SPID). Anyone interested in the Citizen s Police Academy should contact Senior Officer Denise Pace (361) Senior Officer James Didear is one of the reserve officers for the Corpus Christi Police Department. Officer Didear is not employed by the city, so he does not have the monetary benefits like a full time officer. Officer Didear volunteers his time to serve the community. Officer Didear serves on the Corpus Christi Police Dive Team Reserve Police Officers are state licensed law enforcement officers who serve at the discretion of the Chief of Police. They are empowered with the same authority as our full time officers. Members of the Corpus Christi Police Reserves Organization assist the regular sworn officers of the department in the enforcement of laws and maintenance of the peace. Reserve Officers are also called upon to assist at special events or during emergencies. Reserve officers volunteer their time without financial compensation. Uniforms and equipment are provided by the department. All Reserve Police Officers are required to contribute 192 hours annually, with a minimum of 16 hours per month.
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