- Jurisdiction & Authority
- The statutory jurisdiction of a Constable is outlined below, in accordance with the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 86 of the Texas Local Government Code, and applicable Texas Attorney General opinions:
Criminal Offenses committed within the presence or view of the Constable Statewide Jurisdiction (out of county, Constable would detain and turn suspect over to local authorities).
Criminal Offenses and Investigations Within El Paso County Countywide Jurisdiction, regardless of assigned precinct.
Criminal Warrants and Attachments Statewide Jurisdiction
Traffic Offenses Within El Paso County Countywide Jurisdiction, regardless of assigned precinct.
Civil Law and Service / Execution of Civil Process Countywide Jurisdiction regardless of assigned precinct, as well as jurisdiction throughout all contiguous Texas counties (i.e., Hudspeth County).
In short, Constables and their deputies possess the same law enforcement authority, from minor traffic offenses through major felony offenses, as their counterparts in the Sheriffs Office and police departments.