Police Officer (Corpus Christi, TX)

The Port of Corpus Christi is accepting applications for a Police Officer (Corpus Christi, TX)

Job Summary

Hiring Range: $54,308.80 - $68,992.56/Year D.O.Q.

Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking alert and committed Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Certified Peace Officers to join our law enforcement team at the PCCA Police Department (PPD). PPD is committed to servicing and protecting PCCA tenants, customers, employees, visitors, and PCCA property.


  • Enforces and complies with Applicable Federal and State laws, including, but not limited to, Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, PCCA Ordinances and Tariffs
  • Coordinates with Local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies
  • Provides assistance and guidance to PCCA and Contract Security Officers concerning all aspects of port security, particularly access control procedures and screening of personnel requesting access to PCCA
  • Plans, organizes and conducts variety of criminal investigative and analytical assignments with supervisory approval, including but not limited to, analyzing allegations, recommending investigative resources and collateral support, investigating allegations of crimes, crime scenes, and misconduct; conducting interviews, collecting evidence, conducting employee/ applicant background investigations and periodic updates, planning and conducting surveillance and undercover work, arresting violators of State and U.S. laws, conducting searches and seizures incident to the arrest or by warrant
  • Prepares reports, letters and correspondence in an accurate, comprehensible, and professional manner maintaining confidentiality
  • Attends mandatory PCCA training/testing in 33 CFR 105 and training in ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 and adheres to and stays abreast of the contents thereof. Prepares and executes Declarations of Security
  • Promptly and appropriately responds to crimes in progress or dispatched calls; engages in apprehension, detention and arrest of individuals in a professional manner
  • Patrols PCCA property by foot, vehicle and vessel as needed and periodically conducts vehicular, vessel, and cargo searches
  • Prepare reports and present findings orally and in writing to managers, prosecutors, and other high-level officials; testify as a government witness before Grand Juries and in courts regarding criminal cases and at administrative hearings in non-criminal cases as necessary and with supervisory approval
  • Communicates effectively with the general public, PCC employees, tenants, vendors and those who have official business on PCCA property
  • Adheres to PCCA policy, including department standard operating procedures, maintains good employee relations, competence, professionalism and ethical standards both on and off-duty
  • Follows proper safety precautions when operating vehicles, vessels, equipment, materials and weapons
  • Works varying schedules to include a schedule of 12-hour rotating shifts, 4 days on and 4 days off including nights, weekends and holidays and 24/7/365 call in for special needs or emergencies.
  • Tier 1 status designation

The preferred candidate for this position should be a disciplined, perceptive law enforcement officer, expected to possess exceptional work ethic and integrity, and ability to communicate effectively with the public, PCCA stakeholders, and staff. The successful candidate for this position must be willing to undergo a background investigation, a credit report inquiry, and post-offer physical and psychological evaluation, as well as post-offer and random drug testing. He/she must possess:


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Certification by TCOLE as Texas Peace Officer Valid driver's license and good driving record (must not have received any traffic citations or been involved in any chargeable traffic accidents in the past two years)
  • Must obtain and maintain current CPR certification with the use of AED
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment


  • Minimum three years full-time police officer or acceptable equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of the Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Adept with pistol, shotgun, rifle and at operating a motor vehicle
  • Knowledgeable of TCOLE Rules and Regulations, Instructor Certificate preferred
  • Knowledgeable of the Chemical Facility Anti- Terrorism Standard (CFATS) preferred
  • Familiar with the inner workings of relevant agencies preferred


  • Proficiency with a personal computer and office equipment
  • Ability to complete accurate, concise written reports, to read and understand policies, rules, regulations, instructions, laws and law enforcement literature
  • Effective collaboration, partnership and problem-solving skills; ability to foster cooperative working relationships with and among federal, state, local and private industry partners
  • Demonstrated proficiency of the English language; effective verbal and written communication skills; oral and written proficiency in the Spanish language preferred
  • Ability to fit well within an energetic and dedicated team and be responsive/responsible to supervision
  • Must possess self-control, tact, good judgment, emotional and mental stability; must be reliable, trustworthy, dependable and maintain a good attendance and on-time record
  • Customer service oriented


  • Ability to respond physically and verbally to physical encounters and attacks and pursue and apprehend assailants on foot or by vehicle, encounter physical danger and hazards associated with protecting persons and PCC property
  • Ability to perform essential job functions, including but not limited to, standing, walking, reaching, grabbing, grasping, stooping, kneeling, twisting, squatting, crouching, crawling, lifting, dragging, pulling and pushing varying amounts of weights, with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Communicating verbally, in writing, and over devices such as the phone, radios, and walkie- talkies
  • Operate light-weight highway vehicles and body-worn cameras
  • Maintaining balance in adverse conditions, including while underway in patrol boat, rough waters, sudden and abrupt up and down, side to side motions
  • Work in both general office environment and extreme and adverse hot/cold/wet weather conditions, and PCC associated fumes and/or airborne particles, and moderate noise levels

Under the supervision of a PPD Police Sergeant, PCCA Certified Peace Officers are responsible for the enforcement of laws and the protection of life and property within the jurisdiction of PCCA. The PPD utilizes certified Texas peace officers, port employed & contract security officers, land and marine patrols, video surveillance, and physical barriers to provide for the safe, secure and efficient flow of commerce through PCCA.

Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at www.portofcc.com on or before February 3rd, 2023, 11:59 pm CST.

If you are selected for a position with PCCA, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a drug test and alcohol screening as well as a verification of information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The successful candidate will undergo a background investigation.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, PCCA is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status.

Our employees enjoy a fabulous benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary paid bi-weekly
  • Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS)
  • 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Low-cost, high quality benefit package including health, dental & vision plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Passes to local venues, such as the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum
  • Paid leave (vacation/sick/bereavement)
  • Thirteen paid holidays
  • Volunteer Time Off, Wellness Program & Health Club benefit
  • Salary commensurate with experience

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