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Constable Precinct 1 Staff

Chief Michael Varela

Chief Deputy Constable Varela has 25 years of Law Enforcement experience and more than 2,300 hours of TCOLE training. He is also a Master Peace Office and is Instructor Certified.

Additional skills and experience:

  • Field Training Officer
  • Civil Process Proficiency
  • Internal Affairs Investigator
  • Previous Sr. Corporal Warrant Officer (WLPD and TCCO Pct. 2)
  • Previous Corporal (WLPD and TCCO PCT 2)
  • Previous Sergeant (TCCO PCT 2)
  • Previous Lieutenant (TCCO PCT 2)

Sergeant Eric Villalpando

Sgt. Villalpando has six years of  Law Enforcement experience and four years of Corrections experience. He has also completed more than 1,600 hours of TCOLE training.

Additional training/skills/experience:

  • Intermediate Peace Officer
  • Field Training Officer
  • Standard Field Sobriety Testing Certified
  • Bilingual
  • Jailer Certificate

 

Corporal Porter Dewar 

Corporal Dewar has six years of  Law Enforcement experience and completed more than 2,000 hours of TCOLE training. He is also Instructor Certified.

Additional skills/experience:

  • Intermediate Peace Officer
  • Less Lethal Impact and chemical Weapons Instructor
  • Previous Detective Investigator TXST UPD
  • Background Investigator
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Interview and Interrogation Investigator
  • Warrant Division
  • FEMA Field Force Operations

Hays County Precinct One Deputy Constables

Deputy Ramiro Almendarez 

Deputy Almendarez has 14 years experience in Law Enforcement and is a Master Peace Office. He completed more than 5,700 hours of TCOLE training. 

Additional skills/experience:

  • Field Training Officer
  • Bilingual
  • Texas State University Graduate BSCJ-2001

Deputy Bailiff Carol Cooley

Deputy Bailiff Cooley has four years of Law Enforcement experience and more than 970 hours of TCOLE training. She is a Mental Health Officer.

Additional training/skills/experience: 

  • Basic Peace Officer
  • Mental Health Officer
  • Certified Court Security Officer
  • Jailers Certification
  • 1 Year Reserve Deputy experience
  • Previous Animal Control Supervisor, City of San Marcos

Deputy Daniel Law

Deputy Constable Law has more than 30 years of Law Enforcement experience and is a Master Peace Officer. He completed more than 2,900 hours of TCOLE training.

Additional training/skills/experience:

  • Licensed TCOLE Instructor
  • Instructors License for Military and Police of Gracie JUI-JITSU
  • Graduate of the National Sheriff’s Institute Executive Level
  • Graduate and Vice President of the 83rd Session of the National Institute of Corrections
  • Retired Sheriff of Caldwell County 2001-2020
  • Previous President of the Sheriff Association
  • Previous S.W.AT., Gang Unit Officer

Deputy Albert Perez

Deputy Constable Perez has 12 years of Law Enforcement experience and is a Mental Health Officer. He completed more than 1,200  hours of TCOLE training and is a Firearms Instructor.

Additional training/skills/experience:

  • TCOLE basic instructor

  • Certified Court Security Officer

  • Bilingual

Deputy Bailiff David Morales

Deputy Bailiff Morales has three years of law enforcement experience and completed more than 1,300 hours of TCOLE training. Additional training/skills/experience: 

  • Eight years Texas Dept. Private Security Level 3 Comm. Officer
  • Six years Court Bailiff
  • Jailer Certificate
  • Bilingual

Deputy Bailiff Brad Follis

Deputy Follis is a Master Peace office with more than 28 years of Law Enforcement experience. He completed 2,600 hours of TCOLE training.

Additional skills/training/experience:

  • Instructor Certified
  • Mental Health Officer
  • Previous Detective (SMPD)
  • Previous SRO (SMPD)
  • Previous Field Training Officer (SMPD)
  • Previous Fatality Accident Investigator (SMPD)
  • Previous Deputy Sheriff (Kerr County S.O.)
  • Previous Reserve Deputy Sheriff (Erath County S.O.)

Hays County Constable Precinct One Reserve Deputies

Reserve Deputy Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe

  • Three years Law Enforcement experience
  • 22 Years Reserve Deputy
  • More than 1,205 hours of TCOLE training
  • Master Peace Officer
  • Advanced Peace Officer
  • Texas State University

Reserve Deputy Billy Huddleston

 

Hays County Constable Precinct One Justice Clerks

Precinct 1 Constable Office Administrator Rhoda Chavira

  • Eight years of service in Constable Pct. 1 Office
  • Thirty years County Government experience
  • Previous 10 years Justice of the Peace Chief Clerk, Justice Clerk (Caldwell Co)
  • Bilingual
  • Civil Process Proficiency Certification
  • Member of the Justice of the Peace and Constables Association

Justice Clerk Joe Lucio

  • Five years of service in Constable Pct. 1 Office
  • Three years office management experience
  • Three years bookkeeping experience
  • Eight years U.S. Treasury Clerical experience
  • U.S. Navy Veteran
  • Texas State – B.B.A.
  • Bilingual
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