Chief's Message

Occasionally, the Chief shares important news, alerts, and information directly with you. Here’s a collection of what he’s shared.

Biased, Racially-Based Policing

Race relations remain a hot topic across our nation. In keeping with transparency and progressiveness, I share with you how we strive to assure that our enforcement efforts remain above-board and professional. Our mission, “Elite, professional policing through protection, service, and education for those whom have empowered and entrusted us with their safety, preservation of […]

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Message from the Chief – Officer Complaint

Message from the Chief – Officer Complaint – On Thursday, January 19th, 2017, Ofc. Darrell Harvill stopped a motorist for speeding on Harrison Blvd. The female pulled over and was cited for her speed. During the stop, warrants were discovered on the female for unpaid traffic tickets. The female was arrested and taken to jail. […]

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Dispatchers Awarded, Chief’s Citation

Dispatchers Awarded the Chief’s Citation During last nights City Council Meeting, I recognized three of my Communications officers, Captain Lynn Pearce, Communications Supervisor John Flowers, and Communications Officer & Social Media Girl Erica Murphy. They received the Chief’s Citation Award. The three creatively worked with local businesses to help achieve compliance with Kari’s Law. Kari’s […]

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National Night Out, 2016

National Night Out, 2016 Post Event Report – This year 335 people checked in to the Aquatic Center for this event. Most were residents of Aransas Pass. Guests enjoyed hot dogs, chips, bottled water, and popcorn. On behalf of our sponsors, 24 Ring Video Doorbells were raffled off. Several city staff were present and volunteered. […]

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Lifesavers Recognized, 3 Officers and 2 Good Samaritans

Lifesavers Recognized, 3 Officers and 2 Good Samaritans – This evening before the Aransas Pass City Council, I recognized the actions of three officers and two citizens. The officers received the Lifesaving Award, and the two citizens received a Letter of Recognition and Appreciation. On Saturday, February 7, 2015, just after 7:50 a.m., Officer Daniel […]

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Message from the Chief – 911, an Inside Look

Message from the Chief – 911, an Inside Look – What happens when someone dials 911? What information must one be prepared to share? Are the dispatchers busy? How do people know their call will be taken seriously? Many have questions about 911 communications, and others have expressed concerns about their experience calling in. For […]

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Message from the Chief – Burglars & Thieves

Message from the Chief – Burglars & Thieves – Aransas Pass is no stranger to these types of property crimes. They’re intrusive, disruptive, and downright offensive! We want to share with you some statistical information and other findings about these crimes as they relate to our community. Our goal is to keep you informed on […]

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Message from the Chief – Distracted Driving

Message from the Chief – Distracted Driving – Do you realize the dangers of distracted driving? Did you know there’s an ordinance within Aransas Pass City Limits, and some other Coastal Bend Cities, that bans the use of a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle? Let’s look as some of the facts from just […]

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Hot, Hit Cop Tip – Gun Control

This weeks Hot, Hit Cop Tip – Gun Control. That’s right the issue this week has to do with Gun Control… Okay, well not exactly as many of you are probably thinking right now. To our friends at OCT, calm down I think you’ll actually appreciate the purpose of this weeks tip, as it’s more […]

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Hot, Hit Cop Tip – To Stop or Not to Stop?

This weeks Hot, Hit Cop Tip – To Stop or Not to Stop… as it pertains to loading or unloading school buses. We’ve been issuing citations recently for motorists not stopping for loading and unloading school buses. We felt this was a perfect time to remind motorists of their responsibilities when approaching a stopped and […]

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Lifesaving “Heroes” Recognized!

Tonight at the Aransas Pass City Council meeting, we recognized two individuals for their lifesaving efforts back in October of 2014. The two recognized were Fred Shaw, resident, and Officer Daniel Piper. On Sunday, October 19, 2014, resident Fred Shaw summoned officers to the 200 block of Pompano Drive for a suspicious vehicle driving through […]

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Hot, Hit Cop Tip – Mobile Security!

In keeping with our new tradition, we bring you this weeks Hot, Hip Cop Tip – Mobile Security. You may recall last weeks tip on Identity Theft and Fraud. During the holidays, this topic becomes quite important. We want to make sure you stay informed, as an informed target is a far less desirable victim […]

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