Are Constables and their Deputies "real Cops"?
Yes. In fact, according to many historians, they believe the word “COP” was first used in the mid-1800’s to describe a Constable On Patrol, thus giving them the nickname of COP. Additionally, Constables are one of two law enforcement agencies created by the Texas Constitution, which can be found under Article 5 Section 18. Their authority to enforce the laws of this state comes from the Texas Code and Criminal Procedures 2.12 “Who are Peace Officers”.

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1. Are Constables and their Deputies "real Cops"?
2. Who are Texas Peace Officers?
3. What is the Constable’s Jurisdiction?
4. Can Constables arrest and conduct traffic stops?
5. What type of training do Constables receive?
6. Who do the Constables work for?
7. What do Constables do?
8. If I have a question about which Constable's Office serves what areas of Bexar County, who can I contact so I can send my court documents to the correct Constable?
9. How does someone get in contact with the office?
10. Do Deputy Constables collect warrant or civil payments over the phone?