Programs We Fund

WHAT WE FUND

The Corpus Christi Police Foundation raises funds from the community and accepts grant applications from the Corpus Christi Department to issue grants to support the following priority needs:

 

Training and Education Program

Police officers are challenged with handling a variety of threats in an evolving environment. CCPF supports continuous training and education for Corpus Christi Police Department officers and civilian staff to improve effectiveness in their crime fighting efforts.

 

Equipment Program

 

Equipment Program

The CCPF raises funds to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology that improves the effectiveness and efficiency of the CCPD in the prevention, identification, and investigation of criminal activity including:

  • Alternate Uniform Badges for Officers

  • Specialized Police Bikes

  • Honor Guard Uniforms

  • K9 Body Armor

  • K9 Police Dogs

  • K9 Police Badge

  • Officer of the Month Awards

  • Two Skywatch Towers

  • Police Academy Shoulder Microphones

  • Police Academy Water Camels

  • Training Simulator

  • Highly Specialized Police Drones

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K-9 Program

 

K-9 Program

The CCPF has seen that canine units can be an important force multiplier for local police departments. All K9’s are specially trained for very specific job descriptions.  Some are trained to search out drugs, others can follow a trail left by criminals fleeing the scene.  Still others are trained to detect bombs or find people trapped under fallen debris.  

The specialties are very specific and each officer & K9 team undergoes long weeks of training followed by regular continued education.

 

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SENIOR MANAGEMENT TRAINING (SMIP)

 

 SMIP TRAINING SCHOOL

SMIP is a program of the Police Executive Research Forum that provides senior police executives with intensive training in the latest management concepts and practices used in business and government. It also features discussions of the most challenging issues facing law enforcement executives today.

A demanding three-week course, SMIP brings together a faculty from top universities, successful law enforcement chief executives, and subject matter experts from the private sector. It is designed for mid- to upper-level police executives who ultimately will lead police agencies throughout the United States and other participating countries. SMIP’s curriculum addresses the issues that demand the attention of today’s forward-thinking law enforcement leaders. Classes normally are held at the Boston University School of Law, where participants learn and reside in the university’s modern classrooms and residence hall, and PERF hopes and expects that Boston University will be able to host SMIP in 2022.

Honor Guard Program

 

Honor Guard Program

The Corpus Christi Police Honor Guard performs ceremonial duties at funerals and special events. They represent the City’s deep gratitude to those who have faithfully served the community and country.

For years, members of the Corpus Christi Police Departments  Honor Guard unit have attended services and events to the Washington D.C. Police Memorial, thank to the CC Police Foundation. The primary role of CCPD's Honor Guard is to provide honors for fallen officers, and displaying and escorting the flag at ceremonies and official functions.

 

Explorer Program

 

Explorer Program

The purpose of this organization is to afford an opportunity for young adults in this community to observe, participate, and learn about law enforcement.  The Explorer program enhances self-confidence, motivation, civic-mindedness, and cultivates strong leadership traits.  These characteristics help Explorers prepare for a career in law enforcement and to become future leaders.