Tour Tyler Texas - written by Constable Joplin is your Smith County Precinct 4 Constable.
Today Smith County Precinct 4 Constable Deputy Sabrina Rodgers was sworn in today by 114th District Court Judge Austin Reeve Jackson. Deputy Rodgers comes to Precinct 4 with a vast amount of experience. Deputy Rodgers has served in the United States Army for nearly 20 years and continues to serve her Country as a Sergeant in the US Army. Deputy Rodgers began her law enforcement career in the Colorado State Patrol and served as a Trooper for 3 years. Deputy Rodgers and her family moved to Texas, where she furthered her law enforcement career by becoming a Deputy for the Smith County Sheriff’s Office. Where she has served impeccably in the sheriff’s office patrol division for the last 2 years. Deputy Rodgers has a true servant's heart and has exemplified what a true public servant is within the community. She is the epitome of what community policing should be.
Wanda Jackson 'Hooah'. Thank you for your service and welcome.
Her passion for the safety of children, strong stance against family violence and animal cruelty, as well as the desire to serve the people while implementing community policing is a combination you don’t find every day. We here at the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office are proud to have found a community leader such as Deputy Rodgers, who possesses the dedication to serve the citizens of Smith County.
Please give a big Precinct 4 welcome to a well-respected veteran, law enforcement officer, and now Precinct 4 Deputy Constable, Sabrina Rodgers.
“Welcome aboard” - Constable Josh Joplin
Austin Reeve Jackson, 114th District Court Judge I recently had the honor of swearing in Smith County Precinct 4 Deputy Constable Sabrina Rodgers. Supporting local law enforcement is one of the highlights of this job. Thank you, Deputy Constable Rodgers, for your service to our community.
Texas Constables must be licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education by attending a basic police academy. Any certified Texas peace officer may run for election as a constable; however, they must reside in the precinct for which they run.
Along with their duties, constables have all the enforcement powers of Texas peace officers. They are sometimes referred to as the executive officer of the justice of the peace courts. Their duties are to:
- Subpoena witnesses,
- Act as bailiff,
- Execute judgements, and
- Service of process
In large metropolitan counties the constable may also assist the county and district courts. In addition, they may perform patrol functions and make criminal investigations. They are involved in the overall effort to reduce the effects of crime in their communities, including in some cases the operation of truancy programs.
Constable Joplin is your Smith County Precinct 4 Constable. He is a graduate of Chapel Hill High School, and participated in football, soccer and FFA.
Before starting in law enforcement, Josh was the captain of the Arp Police Explorer program during his youth. In 2011, Josh was hired to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer under Sheriff J.B. Smith.
Joplin then became a police officer for the City of Arp, where he was mentored by 30-year tenured Police Chief Scott McAuley, who inspired him to be a leader of men and an administrator in law enforcement.
Joplin went on to the Brownsboro Police Department, where he was the K9 handler from 2012 to 2014. He became a police officer for the City of Winona, and a school resource officer for the Marshall ISD Police Department. He returned to Brownsboro Police Department in 2015 and continued as the department’s K9 handler and warrant officer until January of 2017, when he was elected and sworn into office as the Smith County Precinct 4 Constable.
Joplin has increased the manpower of the Smith County Precinct 4 Constable's Office and has added an evening shift deputy. He is consistently furthering his education through the Bill Blackwood Institute to progress the knowledge of his growing office in Precinct 4.
He enjoys interacting with the youth at numerous school functions and assisting the criminal justice program at Chapel Hill ISD, when requested. He assists with Autism Awareness Day, Red Ribbon Week presentations, and many other functions. Away from work, Josh enjoys the country life, such as fishing, working cattle and riding horses.
Joplin is a Chapel Hill native and resides there today. He continues to serve as a K9 handler and strives hard to protect and serve the citizens in all the communities of Precinct. 4.
P.O. Box 318
14152 Hwy 155 N
Winona, Texas 75792
Phone: (903) 590-4871
Fax: (903) 877-2201
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