Job descriptionConstables are officers of the courts; they provide fair and impartial notification to citizens of court actions that may involve them. Term is 4 years.
Duties
  • Execute and return all process, warrants, summons, and judgment enforcement documents; may serve docuemnts for state, county, and justice courts of Texas as well as those issued by lawful courts in other states

  • Upon lawful order of the court, may seize and sell property, returning the proceeds according to law

  • Constables are licensed peace officers and may arrest, with or without a warrant, violators of state penal laws and persons who commit offenses in their presence
Annual salary$112,113

Who’s Running?

Kelicia Lyons
Website: https://www.electkeliciallyons.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/electkeliciallyons/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kelicialyons/
Email: electlyons4constable@gmail.com
Democrat
Jon Siegel (incumbent)
https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/constables/constable-6.html
Website: https://siegelforconstable.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConstableSiegel
Email: jon@siegelforconstable.com
Republican

Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Kelicia Lyons
I am an investigator for the Attorney General of Texas with 23 years of experience. I have over 20 years of law enforcement training through the Justice of the Peace and Constable Associations, the Sheriff Associations, and the National Crime Investigation Bureau.
The citizens of Precinct 6 deserve a visible leader that is available to all constituents. I am focused on strengthening community relations and providing a safe environment while holding the office accountable.
Soy investigador del Procurador General de Texas con 23 años de experiencia. Tengo más de 20 años de capacitación en aplicación de la ley a través de las asociaciones de jueces de paz y policías, las asociaciones de alguaciles y la Oficina Nacional de Investigación del Crimen.
Los ciudadanos del Precinto 6 merecen un líder visible que esté disponible para todos los electores. Estoy enfocado en fortalecer las relaciones con la comunidad y brindar un ambiente seguro mientras hago que la oficina rinda cuentas.
Jon Siegel
I've been a certified police officer since 1993. I served as a Tarrant County Deputy Constable for 21 years of my nearly 27 years, including the last 8 as the incumbent. I earned my Master Peace Officer Certificate in 2002 while serving as a fulltime patrol officer for the Tarrant County Sheriffs Department. I also am a certified police instructor. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Dallas Baptist from 1995. I went on to earn my Masters Degree In Public Administration (MPA) from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2007.
2. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FEW PRIORITIES IF ELECTED?
Kelicia Lyons
Community Outreach---Strengthening Relationships between the community and law enforcement
Performance---Foster strong working relationships with the Justice of the Peace, District Attorney, and the community
Safety---Provide a safe environment for current and future generations.
Alcance comunitario --- Fortalecimiento de las relaciones entre la comunidad y las fuerzas del orden
Desempeño --- Fomentar relaciones de trabajo sólidas con el juez de paz, el fiscal de distrito y la comunidad
Seguridad --- Proporcionar un entorno seguro para las generaciones actuales y futuras.
Jon Siegel
I would insure that honor and integrity are maintained at the highest levels while maintaining employee moral. I would monitor expenses and concentrate on directing funds on programs and training that relate directly with the mission of the Tarrant County Constables Office. Additionally, identifying better ways to deescalate critical situations and improve relationships between law enforcement on the people we serve.
3. HOW WOULD YOU APPROACH ADDRESSING ISSUES SUCH AS COMMUNITY POLICING, POLICE OFFICERS IN SCHOOLS, AND GUN SAFETY IN GENERAL?
Kelicia Lyons
Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our community. The residents of Precinct 6 need a leader that polices the area and interacts with them to create programs that will keep them and their children safe. We will partner with local police officers to help prevent crimes from occurring.
It is important that the officers in our schools make a connection with the students. The current approach is not working. We have to engage the students, better understand their challenges and partner with them to implement child advocate programs. Furthermore, we will support gun safety awareness and continuous training for our residents and officers.
Nuestra principal prioridad es la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestra comunidad. Los residentes del Precinto 6 necesitan un líder que vigile el área e interactúe con ellos para crear programas que los mantengan a ellos y a sus hijos seguros. Nos asociaremos con agentes de policía locales para ayudar a prevenir que ocurran delitos.
Es importante que los oficiales de nuestras escuelas establezcan una conexión con los estudiantes. El enfoque actual no está funcionando. Tenemos que involucrar a los estudiantes, comprender mejor sus desafíos y asociarnos con ellos para implementar programas de defensa infantil. Además, apoyaremos la concientización sobre la seguridad de las armas y la capacitación continua para nuestros residentes y oficiales.
Jon Siegel
I am an advocate of all three of these topics. Keeping our families safe is a priority we should all have. We should feel safe for our children, particularly while they are in a place we think they should be safe, such as schools. I also advocate gun safety. There is no such thing as "too much training" when it comes to gun safety.
4. HOW HAS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IMPACTED THE WORK OF THE COUNTY CONSTABLE? WHAT MEASURES WOULD YOU TAKE TO PROTECT THE CONSTABLES AND THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THEY INTERACT WITH?
Kelicia Lyons
Covid-19 has had a tremendous impact on our community, but that does not negate our responsibility of engaging the citizens of Precinct 6, listening to their concerns and taking action. Nevertheless, our office will operate in compliance with CDC Guidelines to ensure the safety of our members and the public they interact with.
Covid-19 ha tenido un impacto tremendo en nuestra comunidad, pero eso no niega nuestra responsabilidad de involucrar a los ciudadanos del Precinto 6, escuchar sus preocupaciones y tomar medidas. No obstante, nuestra oficina funcionará de conformidad con las Directrices de los CDC para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros miembros y del público con el que interactúan.
Jon Siegel
The COVID-29 pandemic has slowed our daily jobs to the point that we are now able to assist other agencies with their needs. We have also used this time to do additional training we normally would not have had. We follow all the standard protocols for health and safety of our officers and the public we interact with including masks, gloves and approved liquid antiseptic cleaners.
5. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Kelicia Lyons
Jon Siegel
The job of Constable is one that requires a law enforcement background if it is to be done efficiently and safely. My officers all have a minimum of 5 years experience with most of them holding Master Peace Officer Licenses which is a 20 year equivalency certification.