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Hidalgo County Courthouse
100 N. Closner
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Constable Precinct 1
Constable Precinct 1
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Celestino Avila Jr., Constable Precinct 1
1902 Joe Stephens Ave., Ste 303
Weslaco , TX  78596

Ph: (956) 447-3775
Fx: (956) 447-8614

7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Constables are constitutionally authorized peace officers. Constables have the same arrest powers and duties as municipal police officers and sheriffs. They have the added responsibility of executing civil process for the courts. 

Our responsibilities include executing warrants and other processes, including eviction actions and seizing property. 

A constable executes any civil or criminal process throughout the county, including citations, notices, warrants, subpoenas, and writs.

What kind of training does a Constable receive?
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education require that, "every commissioned Texas Peace Officer in the State of Texas continue their training and education by taking at least the required 20 hours every two-year cycle."

Every Peace Officer in the State of Texas attends a Police Academy and must take their TCLEOSE exam. The State also requires that every applicant take a medical and psychological exam.

Continuing education courses include:
  • Family Violence
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Special Investigative Topics
  • 20-hour Civil Process Course
  • Firearms Training
  • Racial Profiling