The Aransas Pass Police Department Patrol division is led by Captain Lynn Pearce. Captain Pearce started his career in criminal justice in 1989 with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). During this time he was a corrections officer, investigator for the grievance department, member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) for the Hughes Unit in Gatesville Texas. As a result of being on the ERT he was able to become a firearms, chemical agents, and defensive tactics instructor. He then became a member of the Region 6 Response Team which specializes in hostage rescue and armed assault.
Captain Pearce was promoted to training Sergeant for the TDCJ Region 6 training academy in Gatesville where he developed and delivered instruction on all aspects of corrections to new employees and in-service for active officers. He was then promoted to Lieutenant over training in the region, which made him responsible for all range operations and training in the region. This allowed him to work closely with Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of Public Safety, area Police Departments and Sheriffs offices.
Retiring from TDCJ to accept the position of Chief Deputy of Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Captain Pearce managed all departments of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office which include Jail Operations, Patrol Division, CID and dispatch. Captain Pearce was involved in the daily activity of these operations to include patrolling, serving warrants, investigations, inventories, and budget.
Captain Pearce moved to the coastal bend area and accepted the position of School Resource Officer (SRO) employed by the Aransas Pass Police Department and assigned to the Aransas Pass ISD. He then took responsibility of interim Captain and was officially promoted to Patrol Captain on July 31, 2013.
The patrol division is comprised of 16 officers. Of these officers, there is one captain, two patrol sergeants, two patrol corporals, one school resource officer, one warrants officer, and one canine officer. Patrol is responsible for responding to calls, proactively dealing with matters on the street, enforcing traffic and City Ordinance laws, performing traffic accident investigations, and investigating criminal events, otherwise not handled by CID.
The Aransas Pass Police Department has a ride-along program. If you are interested in riding with the police department, please download our rider’s form and turn it into the chief. Once approved, you can ride at your leisure, so long as it has been approved by the shift commander.