Assistant Chief of Police – David Perkins has been in law enforcement since 1987 when he began his career at the age of 18. Since then he has worked in both large and small city and county agencies. Assistant Chief Perkins has worked locally with the Portland Police Department, Ingleside Police Department and the Port Aransas Police Department (where he grew up and started his career). Assistant Chief Perkins also proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a security policeman and was discharged honorably after his military obligation was completed.

The community wants and deserves a professional police department that embraces the problem-oriented style of police service with emphasis on positive interaction with the public it serves as well as courtesy, empathy, accountability, and integrity. It is my responsibility as the Assistant Chief of Police to ensure the officers of this department are operating within those standards and guidelines.

David Perkins
Assistant Chief Perkins graduated from the Del Mar Police Academy as well as the Houston Police Department Academy and currently holds both a master peace officer license as well as a certification as a law enforcement instructor, both issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Assistant Chief Perkins currently holds an associate of arts Degree in criminal justice and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Tarleton State University. Assistant Chief Perkins is also a Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Leadership Command College graduate (Class #79).

Assistant Chief Perkins’ law enforcement experiences include assignments in the patrol division, criminal investigations division, a street crimes unit, and a gang task force. He has held the rank of detective corporal (Portland Police Department) patrol sergeant (Ingleside Police Department), and detective sergeant in command of the criminal investigations division (Ingleside Police Department). He also was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations with assignments to a counter espionage surveillance team and narcotics task force.