These peace officers are the first link in the county's chain of law enforcement. Along with their deputies, constables have all the enforcement powers of Texas peace office. They are sometimes referred to as the executive officer of the justice of the peace courts.
Serves as a licensed peace officer and performs various law enforcement functions, including issuing traffic citations
Serves warrants and civil papers such as subpoenas and temporary restraining orders
Serves as bailiff for Justice of the Peace Court
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.