Toby Davis, Constable of Clay County for more than 20 years, will again serve the public in a part-time position as requested by the newly elected Constable Ronnie Pullin.
“He has great knowledge and many years of experience,” said Pullin during his Monday presentation to commissioners. “He would be another tool in our tool belt.”
Davis will take serve as deputy constable under Pullin at little cost to the county, filling the position while Pullin attends conferences, workshops and school as required by state, if the constable is taking time off, or in case of emergencies.
The unpaid position will allow Davis to retain his peace officer’s certification and to remain active in the community.
The office of constable is autonomous and not a part of the sheriff’s office in the State of Texas. Constables are fully certified police officers with the same powers and authority as sheriff’s deputies. The primary duty of the constable is serving civil process, and includes serving as bailiff for justice of the peace and county courtrooms among other duties.
Pullin said that Davis would use the constable’s vehicle and fuel. The only cost that might come to county would be continuing education and qualification at the shooting range when required.
As a newly elected official, Pullin is required by law to attend a number of educational workshops this year. Pullin, who ran as a Republican, defeated Davis, a Democrat, in the November general election.