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