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Candidate for Constable

Clyde E. Watson

unty Constable

What is a Constable?


A constable is a licensed peace officer and performs various law enforcement functions. They also serve legal documents and perform other duties.

What does a Constable Do in Texas?


A county constable in Texas has the following duties:

  • Serves as a licensed peace officer and performs various law enforcement functions, including issuing traffic citations

  • Serves warrants and civil papers such as subpoenas and temporary restraining orders

  • Serves as bailiff for Justice of the Peace Court

For more complete information about the responsibilities of a constable and other county officials, see the "2018 Guide to Texas Laws for County Officials."

Please note: Some duties performed by officials may vary within individual counties.

For more information including training go to:

Texas Association of Counties

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