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Certified Peace Officers

Constable 5 deputies assist the citizens and courts of Travis County

Precinct 5 Constable

Carlos B. Lopez

Chief Deputy

Charles Lanterman


Charles Dobbins
Carl Eller
Alan Redd
Michelle Walter

What is a Constable?

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

The mission of this office is to serve as judicial officers for our courts. Our responsibilities include executing warrants and serving process that are directed to the constable including eviction actions and seizing property. A constable executes any civil or criminal process throughout the county including citation, notice, warrant, subpoena, or writ.

What kind of training does a Constable require?

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 twenty-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:

1. Family Violence
2. Cultural Diversity
3. Special Investigative Topics
4. 20 hour Civil Process Course
5. Firearms Training
6. Racial Profiling request.

The Constable 5 Advantage

24/7 Online Service Check keeps you fully informed

Remember, you can track progress on our web site 24/7. Deputies update their attempts and service from the field so you have the latest information on your case.

Direct Service Check Hotline Monday through Friday

Our Service Check Hotline is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F. Call us at (512) 854-9714 if you need additional information or assistance from our knowledgeable staff.

Instant email notification when your paper is served

Sign up for our instant notification service. If we have your email address on file you will receive notification when your paper has been served.

RUSH Service provided at no additional charge

Unlike private process servers, RUSH Service is available at no additional charge when you use Constable 5.

Enhanced Research

Dedicated staff provides skip-trace at no additional charge

We utilize a variety of databases including law enforcement offense records, credit bureaus, voter registration, and city utilities. more >>


Constable 5 is ready to assist you

Constable 5 is directly connected to the Travis County District Clerk's office so papers can be transferred electronically to our office for service. more >>

Community Service

Employees give back to our community

We serve as mentors for children, sponsor families at the holidays and volunteer for the Underage Drinking Prevention Program (UDPP) and Domestic Violence Task Force initiatives. more >>