ORANGE — My name is David Cagle and I am the Republican nominee for Precinct 2 Constable in Orange County. I have resided in Mauriceville for the past 20 plus years and my three boys graduated from Little Cypress Mauriceville Schools. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and am a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society.
I have been a police officer for thirty two years and currently hold an active Master Peace Officer License issued by The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education. I am currently employed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office as an investigator, assigned to the Mauriceville Office.
To be elected Constable would be a great honor and challenge. My duties would be to Bailiff the Justice of the Peace Court and to serve its papers as required. The Justice of the Peace Courts are commonly referred to as the “People’s Court”. This referring to the Court being People friendly and where a citizen may go to seek justice without an attorney if they chose to. I view the constable’s office as A “People Friendly” Law Enforcement Agency that the citizens feel comfortable dealing with. The Constable should be known to his constituents and they should feel comfortable speaking with him.
I work daily for the Sheriff’s Office as an Investigator. The majority of my cases are “property crimes”. These are crimes in which property has been stolen either in a theft or a burglary. With the state of the economy and many other factors these thefts have become more and more common place. There are people that would rather steal from the hard working citizens than to burden themselves with getting a job. A vast majority of these thefts occur while the citizens are at work attempting to provide for their families. It would be one of my main concerns as Constable to patrol the neighborhoods looking for and eradicating these thefts. I would like for the citizens to feel secure when they leave their residences knowing that their property is being watched. While patrolling the neighborhoods, I will be conscious of the erratic driving that may be occurring making our neighborhood streets unnecessarily dangerous.
I feel that a close working relationship with the schools should be a priority. I believe that there should be some time set aside to provide a police presence in the schools. Such may occur in the mornings and afternoons monitoring traffic in the school zones or during the school day assuring that whatever Law Enforcement needs that our school officials might have are taken care of punctually. We are blessed in our school district to have a minimal need for Law enforcement compared to some of the other districts in the area, but the teachers as well as the children deserve to have a safe and peaceful learning environment all of the time without concerns for safety or disruption. This presence may also be needed at the extra-curricular activities of the schools and will be provided as needed.
If elected, I will be available day or night if needed by the citizens, other Law Enforcement Agencies, the Fire Department or the Justice Courts. I will use the experience and knowledge that I have obtained from working with the professional investigators and Deputy Sheriff’s over the years to assist them in preventing and Investigating Crimes in Orange County concentrating on those occurring in Precinct 2. I will accomplish this while working within the budget that is set for me by the commissioner’s court. At years end, It will be obvious that the monies that the commissioner’s court sets for my budget will be money well spent for the work that the county and the citizens receives from the Precinct 2 Constable’s office.
In closing, I realize that when running for a political office many candidates have promised the world only to not fulfill their promises. It is easy to talk and talk is cheap. I think of other duties daily that I would like to perform if elected. I realize that there is only so many hours in a day and many of those hours are dedicated to be spent as Bailiff for the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and serving that courts papers. I can assure you that I sincerely intend to perform my duties as bailiff as well as serve the papers of the court as well as the things that I have promised. Precinct 2 deserves a hardworking, professional Constable and I am that person. I am sincere in my thoughts and promises and sincerely ask for your support and your vote on November 6th. Let’s elect David Cagle Constable of Precinct 2 in Orange County and let me go to work for you.