After writing a couple of articles for The Paper Trail on the history of constables, I thought it might be time to introduce myself to the people I serve. After graduating from King High School in Corpus Christi, I went on to join the United States Marine Corps. During my four-year active duty enlistment, I served as a military policeman with a specialty in corrections and eventually was selected for the highly prestigious Marine Corps Drill Instructor School at San Diego. After graduation, I served as a Drill Instructor in 2nd Battalion helping train young men to become Marines. After obtaining the rank of Sergeant, I received an honorable discharge.
Upon my return to Corpus Christi, I enrolled in college and began my career as a deputy constable. While attending school full time, I also worked full time as a police officer in the Nueces County Constable operations, serving in Precincts, 1, 2, and 8. I received an Associate of Science in Police Science from Del Mar College, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Corpus Christi State University, and a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Currently, I am the elected Constable for Pct. 2 Nueces County, Texas. I have over 35 years experience as a police officer in Nueces County Constable operations serving as a deputy constable, captain, and legal adviser. I have been licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) since 1981 and am currently licensed as a Master Peace Officer by TCOLE. I also belong to the Texas Justice of the Peace and Constable Association.
After graduating Law School and receiving my law license, I began a long career as a trial attorney, working on cases across the United States but never forgetting my first love, law enforcement. I continued working in the constable operations on a non-paid basis while practicing law. On November 8, 2016, I was elected to a four -term by the citizens of Precinct 2. As an attorney, I have 25 plus years civil trial practice with emphasis on commercial litigation, business litigation, business formations, and contracts. I am licensed by the Texas Supreme Court and the Tennessee Supreme Court. I am admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, all Texas State Courts, and all Tennessee State Courts.
I have always enjoyed being in Law Enforcement. Being elected Constable was certainly a highlight of my career. I take this position seriously – with a dose of humor at times. I am committed to providing the citizens of Precinct 2 a safe environment in which to work and live by using technology, equipment, and my highly trained officers and administrative staff.
We are initiating two innovative programs, Walk with the Constable and Talk with the Constable. Walk with the Constable has the Constable and his officers going into the neighborhoods to meet the people, listen to their concerns, and devise and implement ways to help resolve those concerns. Talk with the Constable will utilize various social media to communicate with the citizens.
The Department serves the citizens of Nueces County who live in the Flour Bluff, Southside, and Chapman Ranch areas, some of the fastest growing areas in the county. The Department provides safety and protection to its citizens via community-based policing and pro-active law enforcement efforts. My department and I are here to help. Call or come by anytime if you need assistance.
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Constable Mitchell Clark
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