Peter E. Melendez
Candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4
62 Hours of College Credit in Criminal Justice
Advanced Peace Office
Texas Commission Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education
(TCLEOSE) Law Enforcement Instructor
Attained 2800 Hours of Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) Training
Graduate of Sam Houston State University-Constable Leadership College, 2008.
NUMBER ONE CAMPAIGN FOCUS
To be a full time Judge and increase the number of days of court from the current 2 to a minimum of 4 days a week. I will also make myself available to Law Enforcement Departments so they can have arrested subjects Magistrated.
WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM YOUR OPPONENT?
I served as the Constable for Precinct 4 for 7 ½ years and know the inter workings of the court and the needs of the community and school districts first hand. While constable, proved myself to be a good administrator by maintaining the court docket, generating more revenue than any constable in the precinct history and provided community programs.
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE THAT QUALIFIES YOU FOR THE POSITION YOU SEEK
Served as a Deputy Constable and Constable for 10 years and hold an Advance Peace Officers License. Have over 10 years experience dealing with criminal case and criminal law. I also have 10 years experience as a Deputy Constable and as Constable dealing with Civil case and am well versed in civil law.
DESCRIBE A MOMENT THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE
While in my first term as Constable I came up with an idea, the “Paid Deputy Pilot Program”. This program is now the Constable’s Warrant Program and has generated over $20 million in revenue for the county and the state without raising taxes. It proved to me that if you believe in an idea and stand behind it anything is possible.