Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Denton County appoints first Hispanic constable in district history
Jesse Flores replaces Jim Dotson, who passed away in December.
DENTON The Denton County Commissioners Court selected Lewisville Police Department officer Jesse Flores to serve as constable for Precinct One on Tuesday. Flores replaces Constable Jim Dotson, who passed away in December. He was re-elected in November. Flores is the first Hispanic constable in Denton County history.
Flores, who was one of several candidates seeking the post and was recommended by the county Republican Precinct One chairman, will serve until the next general election in 2014. County Republican Party Chairwoman Dianne Edmondson submitted the recommendation for Flores following a vote by the precinct's members on Monday.
Flores was born and raised in Fort Worth and has been a resident of Denton County for 10 years. He was unsuccessful in his bid to win the Republican nomination for sheriff in last year's primary elections but states he is looking forward to his constable campaign in the March 2014 election, according to a press release from the office of Denton County Judge Mary Horn.
Flores has served as a police officer with the Lewisville PD since 1992. He has been assigned to the special operations division unit as a neighborhood resource source/liaison for the last six years. His duties in that billet include community policing, neighbor dispute resolutions, crime prevention inspections, crime watch meetings and liaison officer for apartment properties and businesses.
Flores established the Boy Scouts of America Explorer Post 2184 representing the Lewisville Police Department Explorer Program. He also developed the Campus Crew program for Lewisville High School, which is an honorary extracurricular student-led activity promoting the prevention of crime and violence in the school. Additionally, Flores established several crime watch groups in his district.
"We are confident Mr. Flores will execute the duties of the office faithfully and serve the citizens of Precinct One with excellence as well as bring innovative ideas to the office," Horn stated in the press release.
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