Corpus Christi Police Chief Retires;  Named interim

Corpus Christi Police Chief Mike Markle (left) will retire May 2nd. Deputy Police Chief David Blackmon becomes interim chief on May 3rd. Courtesy of photos

Corpus Christi Deputy Police Chief David Blackmon takes over May 3rd

An interim police chief was appointed following the resignation of Corpus Christi Police Chief Mike Markle. A 30 year veteran of the department, Markle was named chief after the death of Chef Floyd Simpson, who was killed 361 in a motorcycle accident on Texas on May 3, 2015.

Markle will be replaced by Deputy Police Chief David Blackmon, at least in the meantime. He will take over May 3rd when Markle officially leaves for a new job in the private sector.

Blackmon has held various positions for the CCP since 1989. He has more than 31 years of experience in the police force, including 11 years in management positions. He has been deputy boss since 2018.

The city will soon begin a national search for Markle’s replacement.

“We sincerely thank Chief Mike Markle for his excellent service to our community,” said Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo in a press release. “His 30+ year career at Corpus Christi has played an important role in our public safety. His leadership is sorely missed. All of us in the city of Corpus Christi wish him all the best in his future endeavors. “

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