City Manager Appoints Interim Chief of Police

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – City Manager Peter Zanoni has appointed Assistant Chief of Police David Blackmon as Interim Police Chief effective May 3, 2021.

Chief Blackmon joined the Corpus Christi Police Department in 1989 and has over 32 years of   police experience with 11 of those years being in leadership roles. His prior leadership roles included, but are not limited to, serving as a Field Training Officer, Lieutenant of the Narcotics Investigations Division, Captain over the Code Enforcement Division, and Deputy Chief over the Operations Division. He was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police in April 2018 and currently oversees the Operations Division, the Criminal Investigations Division, and the Animal Care Services Division.

Chief Blackmon is a veteran of the United States Army. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University and a Master of Criminal Justice degree from Lamar University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and a member of the Texas Police Chiefs Association.

Mike Markle, Chief of Police, submitted his retirement, effective May 2, 2021, after serving over 31 years with the City of Corpus Christi. We have begun a local and national recruitment effort for his replacement.