The City of Rockport’s Code Enforcement division began reporting to the Rockport Police Department (RPD) Saturday, Aug. 29. Previously, the division worked under the Building and Development Department to ensure ongoing community development activities are consistent with zoning and other city codes related to civic growth and quality of life.

In its ongoing efforts to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency, it was determined that moving management of Code Enforcement to the RPD would be more efficacious.

City Manager Kevin Carruth said it is not unusual for code enforcement to be under the Police Department. It is set up in that manner in many other Texas cities.

Some of the benefits of the change include:

• More enforcement support for codes officers

• Consolidation of related efforts

• Efficiency - patrol can identify codes issues and more quickly refer them to codes officer for action

• Better focus on code issues

• Increased accountability for codes officers and for case management

Code Enforcement personnel will continue to office and operate primarily out of the Rockport Service Center, but will report to Police Chief Greg Stevens and work closely with police officers at the Aransas County Public Safety Center.

For more information, see the Rockport Police website at https://www.cityofrockport.com/84/Police or call (361) 790-1100.

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