What is your political affiliation?
I am a republican by affiliation. With regard to law enforcement, I am non-partisan. I believe all law enforcement agencies should be non-partisan and should serve all citizens fairly and equally regardless of party affiliation.
With regard to the Constable’s office specifically, I sincerely believe that as the Justice of the Peace Court is the people’s court, so is the Constable’s office the people’s police department. By that I mean the Constable’s Office is often the closest and most accessible to individual citizens. As such, Constable’s should provide services not always provided by other law enforcement agencies and be involved in the community in ways not always attainable to all law enforcement agencies.
Most importantly, a Constable’s Office should be proactive and fair in the enforcement of Texas law and afford every person the respect and dignity they deserve.
Why do you want to hold this office?
I am very excited about the future of the Constable’s Office under my leadership. In a sense, that is why I decided to run.
I have no desire to assume an office where there are no challenges and no room for improvement of service delivery to the community. I see this office as an opportunity to provide the community with value added law enforcement. I simply want to deliver the professional services we all deserve.
The Constable’s Office has a very simple one-dimensional State constitutional mandate to serve civil process and serve as the bailiff for the Justice of the Peace Court. However, because Constables and their Deputies are commissioned peace officers, they have the opportunity, as well as the responsibility, to serve the community by also providing more traditional law enforcement services.
What will you bring to this office?
I believe our community deserves a professional Constable’s Office – the one we are already paying for and have the right to expect and demand.
As your Constable, I will not just address our basic constitutional mandate of serving civil and other court papers and serving as bailiff for the justice court, I will also provide additional professional law enforcement services.
I will work closely with the Buda Police Department and the Hays County Sheriff’s Office to better serve the needs of the community. My office will provide value added services, such as:
- Work Closely with Community Groups to Address Their Concerns
- Home Security Surveys
- Notary Public Services
- Roadside Assistance (unlock vehicles, jump vehicles, change a flat, etc)
- Fingerprinting for Job Applications
- Speakers for School or Public Events
- Civil Standbys (divorce, separation, protective orders)
- School Safety Zone Enforcement Patrols
- School Bus Safety Enforcement Patrols
- School Involvement
- Participation in School Safety Response Drills
- Extra Home and Neighborhood Patrols as requested
- Child Guidance Meetings as Requested by Parents
- Meetings with At Risk Youths
- Assist with Traffic Control
- Assist/Work Traffic Accidents
I will be a Constable who is accessible, responsive, and engaged. I will be a Constable people know and respect. I will bring quality public service to an office whose reason for existing is just that – to serve the public.
What are your qualifications?
I am a 35 year police veteran with extensive and broad law enforcement experience. 24 of those years were spent in supervisory and command positions.
I have successfully worked virtually every type of criminal case from minor thefts to multi-million dollar white-collar crimes – from simple assaults to serial aggravated sexual assaults, from shootings and stabbings to triple homicides. I am well versed in police procedures, patrol tactics, report writing, and criminal law. I hold an Instructor’s Certificate and have taught courses in those and other areas for law enforcement academies, colleges, and in-service training. I am trained, qualified, and prepared to address any law enforcement situation that may arise.
What can we expect from you as Constable?
The Constable’s Office by its very nature is unique in law enforcement being one of the only two entities to be constitutionally mandated to serve civil papers and orders of the court. Additionally, Constables, in their roles as peace officers, should provide other traditional law enforcement services along with local, county, state, and federal law enforcement.
As your Constable, I will create and maintain a professional, responsible law enforcement team that does more than service the basic constitutional mandate. It will be one that is visible, accessible, responsive, engaged, and focused on service to the community.
I will create a Constable’s Office that is:
- Committed to the safety and security of you and your family;
- Visible and proactive in its approach to law enforcement functions;
- Involved in the community and responsive to our unique community needs and values;
- Accessible and accountable to the citizens we serve.
You will have a Constable’s Office you can be proud of – one that serves as a model for other offices and sets the bar higher than the minimum requirements.
Why should I vote for you?
If you believe our community deserves a professional Constable’s office that does more than service the basic constitutional mandate, one that is visible, accessible, responsive, engaged, and focused on service to the community, voting for me is the right decision.
A vote for me is a vote for safety and security for you and your family. It is a vote for professional law enforcement and a stronger safer community for us all.