Our Mission: Elite, professional policing through protection, service, and education for those whom have empowered and entrusted us with their safety, preservation of property, life and liberty; delivered with compassion, commitment, and the utmost of integrity.
Chief Eric Blanchard comes to the Aransas Pass PD from the Sinton Police Department. Chief Blanchard has been in law enforcement since 2000 after graduating the Del Mar Police Academy, top of his class. Chief Blanchard spent most of his time in law enforcement with the Sinton Police Department but has worked for both the Mathis Police Department as well as the Portland Police Department. During Chief Blanchard’s tenure in law enforcement he has worked patrol, investigations and as a department administrator. Chief Blanchard excelled in the area of criminal investigations, working some large cases that span the globe. Chief Blanchard’s investigative talents have been recognized by the Crime Victims Association of Texas as well as the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend.
Chief Blanchard also assisted the Sinton Police Department in enhancing technologies used by officers both on the street and in investigations. These technologies have also assisted the community served by Chief Blanchard and have strengthened relationships between the community and police. Chief Blanchard created the website for the Sinton Police Department and created the website for the Coastal Bend Children’s Advocacy Center; and in addition to those two, Chief Blanchard authored www.ap-police.com as well. Chief Blanchard pushed his previous agency into the next realm of law enforcement by enhancing technology and utilizing it to law enforcement’s advantage in combating crime and providing a means for educating the community and empowering those within the community with tools for protecting themselves against would-be criminals.
In June of 2012, Chief Blanchard was selected as the new Chief of Police for Aransas Pass, Texas. Chief Blanchard is only the 5th person to become Chief of Police in Aransas pass, Texas. Chief Blanchard has vowed to enrich law enforcement services provided in the City of Aransas Pass. Chief Blanchard has an open door policy when it comes to policing and interacting with the community at large. Feel free to drop on in or email Chief Blanchard should you have any questions or concerns.