Duties of the Constable

The Constable and the deputies have all the powers and responsibilities of any peace officer in the state.  They may write tickets, make arrests, conduct investigations, and file criminal charges.  However, they have additional enforcement responsibility that regular street police officers are not charged with.  The Constable and his deputies have the additional responsibility of serving and executing Civil Court orders.  

Constables prefer to hire officers with five or more years experience because civil law is often more technical than criminal law.  It requires additional training in specialized schools.

PRECINCT ONE PROVIDES SERVICE FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
DENTON - SHADY SHORES - LAKE DALLAS - CORINTH - HICKORY CREEK

Funeral Escorts
Precinct one also provides funeral escorts as a courtesy to families in Denton County upon request of the funeral director or family members. This is a "free" service to families in their time of sorrow.

How do Constables Differ from Police Officers?
Constables differ from police officers in that they have the added responsibility of civil law enforcement, while still exercising the same powers as police officers.

 

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