Police Captain

Corpus Christi, TX
Port Corpus Christi Authority

$83,782.40 – $138,216.00 Annually

2/3/2023 11:59 PM Central

Job Summary

Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking a dynamic professional to join our team! This position, a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certified peace officer reporting to the Chief of Port Security, directs and supervises the enforcement and compliance of all security-related laws in addition to the protection of life and property within the jurisdiction of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA).


  • Enforces, stays abreast of and ensures compliance with applicable Federal and State laws, including, but not limited to, all security-related Federal regulations, the Maritime Transportation Security Act and Federal Regulation 33 CFR 105, the Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, and PCCA Ordinances/Tariffs.
  • Assists the PCCA Chief of Port Security (Chief) and the Asst. Chief in the fulfillment of departmental initiatives, activities, supervision of staff, and serves as Alternative Facility Security Officer in the absence of the Chief or Asst. Chief.
  • Supervises, guides, directs and oversees PCCA Police Lieutenants and all other PD subordinate staff concerning all aspects of port security; manages work schedules and staffing requirements; develops and implements procedures for security and law enforcement activities, including determining techniques, necessary materials and equipment to be used.   Works closely with Port Police Assistant Chief and Contract Security Officer Supervisors.
  • Directs, and when necessary, participates in the patrols of PCCA property by vehicle, vessel, or on foot to prevent, discover, and deter security breaches, and the commission of crimes; responds to crimes in progress, or dispatched calls; conducts vehicular, vessel  and other searches in conjunction and with federal law enforcement agencies as required and when necessary; assigns, plans and participates in surveillance and undercover work; engages in detentions and arrests of persons violating State and U.S. laws, and conducts searches and seizures incident to the arrest or when appropriate, by warrant.
  • Approves, plans, organizes and supervises a variety of criminal investigative and analytical assignments to include: analyzing initial allegations and recommending required investigative resources and collateral support; investigating allegations of crimes, crime scenes, and misconduct. Reviews investigative strategies and makes recommendations concerning the investigation of crimes as needed.


The preferred candidate for this position should be an organized, thorough, and disciplined individual with a focus on maintaining optimal integrity in support of the PCCA. They must possess the following:


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must possess an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Management, Public Administration, or closely related field
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, management, public administration or closely related field preferred
  • Must be a TCOLE certified peace officer, currently employed by a Texas Law Enforcement agency, or have less than a 180-day separation from a Texas Law Enforcement agency.
  • Must have Master Peace Officer Certificate
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment