Headline Chief's Message

Retirement & Promotions

Today, I publicly announce several changes within the police department. From a retirement to several promotions, here’s the latest. Earlier this month, Assistant Chief of Police David Wood announced his retirement. AC Wood has been a vital part of the police department’s patrol and investigations division’s day-to-day operations. Through his leadership, we have evolved both […]

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Message from the Chief – Defunding the Police

Reprinted with PermissionAransas Pass Progress – by Sabrina HuttonOriginally Published 09/09/2020 With the term “defunding the police” popping up regularly now, many have probably wondered what this entails and what it would mean for a community like Aransas Pass. Aransas Pass Police Department’s Police Chief Eric Blanchard has stepped forward to provide some light on […]

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Further Clarification from the Chief – KIII News Report on COVID-19

On Saturday, 07/11/2020, I participated in a live video session for the Facebook Page “Bring Back Live PD.” During the live session, I took questions from the audience. You can view that video here.   On Monday, 07/13/2020, Rudy Trevino, with KIII TV News, contacted me and requested information about a stance or position he was told […]

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Operational Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) *UPDATED 5/6/2020

Release date: 05/06/2020 – FINAL UPDATE This release shall serve as our [the police department’s] final update. The purpose of this update is to encourage you to follow the governor’s guidelines as regularly updated on his website https://gov.texas.gov/coronavirus. You may also follow daily mayoral updates so long as they continue by visiting https://aransaspasstx.gov/385/Updates-from-Mayor-Ram-Gomez. Should our […]

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RapidSOS – New Technology in the Coastal Bend

Aransas Pass Public Safety Receives Life-Saving Emergency Data via the RapidSOS Clearinghouse — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aransas Pass Police Department/Public Safety, 3-5-2020 – The Aransas Pass Police Department PSAP is now receiving accurate device location data for 9-1-1 calls from iPhones with iOS 12+ and Android phones version 4.0+, as well as additional emergency data […]

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Texas Two-Step, APPD Style

We’ve deployed a new tool to help us help motorists with traffic enforcement avoid getting caught up in traffic enforcement. Think of our mobile radar trailer as another warning, aside from TxDOT’s or the City’s posted speed limits signage. APPD Step #1 Follow the speed limit signage erected by TxDOT or the City. These speed […]

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We All Make Mistakes

We all make mistakes, and some make more than others. It isn’t about the mistakes we make in life, but rather, it’s how we recover from those mistakes and move ahead in life. Much of what we share online revolves around the mistakes of others. For example, let’s consider our recent arrests publications. Each month […]

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A Hero’s Journey

A Hero’s Journey – Here at APPD, our officers are some of the best heroes around! In fact, some of our officers go above and beyond, choosing to serve both locally, nationally, and even internationally! We are proud to announce that our very own Corporal Baker, who is also a Sergeant in the Army National […]

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