The function of the Constable´s Department is Civil Service Process and the service of warrants. As provided for in the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and other applicable laws, Constables and their deputies may execute and return any process, civil or criminal. This includes any warrrant, citation, notice, subpoena, or writ in Bexar County, or in certain cases, contiguous counties. Locally, Constables serve civil and criminal process originating in the Justice of the Peace Courts, District Courts and County Courts-at-Law. Through state statute, Constables are mandated to attend to the Justice of the Peace Courts in their respective precinct, including providing bailiff services, transporting prisoners and summoning jurors.
Due to the countywide focus of decreasing and deterring juvenile crime, Constables are becoming more involved with truancy issues in the precincts and are assisting the Juvenile Probation Department by serving warrants for non-payment of child support.
The most common services provided by our department are: