City of Corpus Christi, Texas

The City of Corpus Christi is a beautiful coastal city in the South Texas region, located 130 miles southeast of San Antonio. Known as the “Sparkling City by the Sea,” Corpus Christi is the Nueces County Seat, and one of the largest seaports in the United States. The City of Corpus Christi is the eighth largest city in Texas, and the 61st largest city in the US, with a population of 327,406 based on the City’s 2020 estimate.

The Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) has three Bureaus that work with the community to serve and protect citizens of Corpus Christi with honesty and integrity.  Since 2006, the CCPD has voluntarily participated in Accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®).  To secure and maintain accreditation, agencies must meet and comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. Through this accreditation, the CCPD holds itself to a higher standard.  As such, the CCPD enjoys strong community support attributed to actively engaged citizens, departmental programs, initiatives and activities and a unified desire to create and maintain a dynamic community.

With the support of 434 sworn officers, the CCPD Police Chief provides direct supervision to an Assistant Chief-Administration Bureau, Assistant Chief-Operations Bureau and Assistant Chief -Investigations Bureau in the department.  Additionally, the Police Chief supervises the a CCPD Legal Advisor, Management Services Director, Corpus Christi Police Foundation, Executive Director, and Accreditation/Policy Manager, a City Liaison Officer and CCPD Public Information Office.

The next Police Chief will be an honest, open, and approachable servant leader committed to supporting a positive departmental culture that is focused on faithfully serving the citizens and community. Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, police science, public or business administration, or a closely related field, and a minimum of ten (10) years of command-level law enforcement experience with progressively responsible command level is required. A master’s degree is preferred.

The salary range for this position is $185,000 – $205,000 depending upon qualifications and experience.  Additionally, the City of Corpus Christi offers a comprehensive, market competitive benefits package.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at This position is open until filled.

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