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Impound Lot Auction

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Time: 10:00 am (gates open at 8:00 am)
Location: 5485 Greenwood


REGISTRATION: visit to register and obtain further on-line auction instructions.

VIEWING: Friday, June 2, 2023, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

-Everyone must be registered and have a bidder number to enter the auction.
-No purses or backpacks allowed in the auction area.
-No one under 18 allowed.  This includes after the auction, during pick up times.
-Facemasks, face coverings and social distancing strongly encouraged.

91 Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and Trailers.  1 Seized vehicle.

Top Cop Recipient

Congratulations to Officer Gustavo Medina for receiving the National Association of Police Organizations “Top Cop” award for the State of Texas. Gustavo was one of twenty-seven officers from across the nation to receive the award.

Senior Officer Paul Lisowski and Senior Officer Brandon Cordell received an honorable mention.

Senior Officer Alexander Labatto was a nominee for the award.

Buc Day Night Parade Do’s and Don’ts

Large crowds are expected for the annual Buccaneer Days Illuminated Night Parade. The City of Corpus Christi and the Police Department want everyone to enjoy the parade and promote a safe environment for all who attend.

Here are some rules for spectators to follow:

No Parking signs will be placed along the parade route beginning Friday May 5th. All violators will be towed.

Parade viewing from Chaparral Street to Carrizo Street will be first come first served starting 8:00 am on Saturday, May 6th. No marking of spots allowed on this section.

Parade viewing from Carrizo Street to Tancahua Street may be marked with chalk only beginning April 29th and you may occupy the spot beginning Friday May 5th at 5:00 pm.

Toilets will not be allowed along the Bayfront.

Dogs must be on a leash.

Keep an eye on your children and should you lose your child be sure to contact the nearest officers as soon as possible. Instruct your children to find an officer should they get lost so that you can be reunited.

No “poppers” or other noise makers, silly string, or laser lights are allowed along the parade route.

Spectators are asked to bag their trash before leaving and remove any large items brought to the parade route (e.g., barbeque pits, chairs, coolers).

For additional information please visit

Drug Take Back Event

The Drug Enforcement Administration in cooperation with Corpus Christi Medical Center Doctor’s Regional Hospital and Corpus Christi Police Department will be hosting a prescription drug take back event Saturday April 22, 2023, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

If you have any old or unneeded prescriptions, you may stop by and deposit them in a designated receptacle for proper disposal at Doctor’s Regional Hospital located at 3315 South Alameda.


An anti-prostitution sting conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division Wednesday resulted in the arrest of eight men on charges of prostitution, a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and fines up to $2,000.  The men were arrested after they solicited an undercover CCPD Officer, posing as a prostitute, for sex acts in exchange for money.  The operation targeted several north and west side neighborhoods frequented by prostitutes. 

NVID Detectives were assisted in the operation by Directed Patrol and Operations Division Officers, as well as civilians with the Red Cord Program.  The Red Cord Program is a prostitution diversion program aimed to provide practical and emotional support for those involved in prostitution. The program is successful due to the collaboration between Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, social service organizations, Nueces County District Attorney Office, and the Corpus Christi Police Department.  The program affords those involved with sex work an opportunity to address the myriad of behavioral, social, and psychological problems they have faced throughout their lifetime. Since 2013, Red Cord has provided case management, health services, job training, substance abuse treatment, clothing, housing, counseling, and other social services needed to address the circumstances related to their involvement in prostitution.  Participants who successfully complete the program have their cases dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office.  

The men arrested during Wednesday’s operation will be required to attend a mandatory prostitution diversion education program at their expense.  This program educates men about the negative consequences of prostitution, circumstances that may lead someone to purchase sex, and the impact they have on the individual they attempt to solicit sex from in exchange for money.  The fees raised from this program are then used to provide some of the resources mentioned above, to assist women seeking to escape the bondage of prostitution.

Although often inaccurately referred to as a “victimless” crime, prostitution is inextricably linked to multiple other crimes including assault, human trafficking, sexual abuse, drug abuse, and the spread of sexually transmitted infectious disease.  Neighborhoods where prostitution is prevalent experience a drastic degradation of the quality of life that citizens expect and deserve.  The Corpus Christi Police Department will continue to collaborate with all government and private entities to combat prostitution and help accomplish our mission of working with the community to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and enhance public safety.

No Stabbing at Middle School

It was brought to our attention that a local social media site posted that on Tuesday April 4, 2023, there was a stabbing at Marvin Baker Middle School located at 1540 Casa Grande.

On Tuesday April 4, 2023 at 4:00 pm CCPD and CCISD officers did respond to a custody dispute at the school. This dispute was handled without incident and there was no stabbing.

We highly recommend that you follow the Corpus Christi Police Department social media and your local news outlets to get accurate information about incidents in Corpus Christi.

Meet Your CCPD

Antwine Charles Sr. is originally from Houston Texas and served in the United States Navy for 24 years as Hospital Corpsman. While serving in the Navy Antwine was the Senior Instructor at the San Antonio Medical Academy under Orthopedics and retired while serving at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.

In 2014 Antwine began his career with the Corpus Christi Nueces County Public Health District as a healthcare immunization technician as well as becoming a Police Chaplain with the Corpus Christi Police Department. In 2016 he was promoted to Public Health Administrator then applied for and became the 911 Program manager for the Corpus Christi Police Department MetroCom.

Antwine has earned a Master of Science Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Bachelor of Science Health Services, Associates of Arts Health Technology, and Associates of Arts Vocational Education.

Practice Physical Assessment Test Rescheduled

The practice physical assessment test, which was scheduled for Saturday March 18, 2023, has been rescheduled due to the inclement weather that has been forecasted.

The next practice physical assessment test will occur on April 1, 2023. If you are interested in becoming a Corpus Christi Police Officer, contact our recruiter at 361-886-2626.


The Corpus Christi Police Department would like for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time as they visit our beaches. It is important to know what a rip current looks like and how to survive one should you get caught in the current.

The National Ocean Service produced this informative video on how to survive and identify a rip current.

Rip Current Survival Guide

Meet Your CCPD

Mary Ann Leal is originally from Harlingen Texas and worked with the Harlingen Police Department for 4 years as records clerk. In 1989 Mary Ann moved to Corpus Christi and began a job at the Nueces County Appraisal District as a data entry clerk.

Mary Ann began her career with the Corpus Christi Police Department in 1990 when she was hired as a clerk typist where she worked for the next three years. Since 1990 Mary Ann has held several different positions with the Corpus Christi Police Department. She has worked as a dispatcher, payroll/management aide in Dispatch, a Central Records clerk focused on Public Information Act, appointed by Chief Simpson as a management aid in Administration, and she currently works as a management assistant with the Traffic Division filing misdemeanor driving while intoxicated cases with the District Attorney’s Office.