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City Moves Code Enforcement Department to CCPD

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

The city has announced a reorganization of a couple of key departments that will increase efficiency. City Manager, Ron Olson, told council that the Code Enforcement Department will be moved to police headquarters with no cuts in staffing.

Under the reassignment, 28 code enforcement staff including an administrator, supervisors, code officers and clerical support staff will be housed in the police department.

Chief Floyd Simpson says there will be several benefits. "Many crimes have been solved in the hallways, in the restrooms, during just casual conversations and it's been working. If you noted, when we did a restructure of the police department, we moved our gang unit, for example, and connected them with narcotics and vice. From that relationship we've realized more crime fighting capabilities," said Chief Simpson.

The new division will be called Neighborhood Services Department and will be completely moved by February 1, 2014.

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