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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/specialK.lynn22
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
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
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
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
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.