Police Department

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The South Padre Island Police Department is committed to providing professional and effective police services to our citizens and visitors alike. The agency is comprised of: Administration, Records, Patrol, K-9, Motorcycle, Bicycle, Detective, Dispatch and Jail divisions. I feel fortunate to work with a highly motivated, vastly trained and dedicated staff. Our unified mission is to protect lives, safeguard property, all while enhancing the overall quality of life on the island. SPI-PD has 28 full-time commissioned police officers, 10 part-time officers, 7 dispatchers and 3 clerical personnel. 

The City of South Padre Island is a popular vacation destination and is known for having clean soft sand, fishing, surfing, dolphin sighting, kayaking and swimming either on the Gulf of Mexico or the Laguna Madre Bay.     Fireworks displays are on Friday and Saturday nights starting in May through September.           

 Oath of Honor:

On my honor, I will never tarnish the badge which I have been entrusted with, nor betray my profession, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others within our organization accountable for our actions. I will continue to uphold the constitution, including all federal, state, and municipal laws, with absolute devotion and without reservation.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the South Padre Island Police Department is to protect and serve the citizens and our visitors. All members of SPI-PD are dedicated to providing fair, impartial and ethical police service to the entire community, with the highest degree of integrity, professionalism and respect.

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News & Notices

  • 2023 Texas Warrant Roundup
    Beginning Saturday, March 4, 2023, the South Padre Island Police Department will join more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Texas for a Statewide Warrant Roundup to collect debt owed on outstanding warrants.
  • City experiencing phone line interruptions
    Currently, the 911 emergency lines including the non-emergency line (956) 761-5454 are experiencing interruptions. If you need immediate assistance, the public is asked to use the alternate non-emergency lines (956) 761-8114 or (956) 761-8116. This ...
  • Traffic management plan for the SPI Pride Parade and Walk for Women
    The South Padre Island Police Department along with other City departments will be working together to manage personnel, placement of traffic control barrels and cones that will be placed in areas to enhance the flow of traffic.