Endorsed by David Barton, Scott Jones announces his candidacy for Constable, Precinct 4
My name is Scott Jones, and I’m running for Parker County Constable. I am a native Texan and lifelong republican who proudly voted for the late great Ronald Reagan. I started my career 30 years ago, in 1981, when at the age of 19; I went to work for the Texas Department of Corrections as a correctional officer in Huntsville, Texas at a time when the Texas prison system was experiencing unprecedented changes. In retrospect, I’m very thankful for the experience and foundation it provided in learning how to interact with individuals from all aspects of society.
In 1985, having a desire to ultimately enter a more traditional law enforcement role and also having a desire to move back to my hometown, I left the TDC and went to work for the Bexar County Sheriff Department. After working in the jail for a short period of time and graduating the law enforcement academy, I was offered an opportunity to transfer to the patrol division. Though I was subject to patrolling and responding to calls for service anywhere in the county, my assigned district area was south Bexar county. A large rural area laced with major crimes and regular fatality motor vehicle accidents, which were often alcohol related. Unlike many other areas of the state, deputies in Bexar county worked the motor vehicle crashes occurring in the county outside the incorporated city limits of San Antonio. Realizing a need for additional training in this area, beyond the basic academy, I put myself through an advanced accident reconstruction school. I really enjoyed my experience as a deputy sheriff and I can’t tell you how rewarding and satisfying it was to serve the citizens of Bexar county.
Shortly after the birth of our first child, and seeing a need for increased income and better benefits, as well as a desire to go back to work for the state of Texas and resume my state service, I applied to be a state trooper for the Texas Department of Public Safety and I applied to be an agent for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. After a very competitive process for each position, the DPS was the first to respond with a job offer and I started the DPS academy in September of 1989. As luck would have it, in week two of the academy, I was contacted by the TABC and offered a position as an agent within the enforcement division. After some careful thought and discussing it over with my wife, I decided to resign from the academy and accept the position with TABC.
Throughout my TABC career it has been personally rewarding and satisfying to work a variety of duty assignments and with some great people. Of all the recognition I have received in my TABC career, one of the greatest highlights would have to be that of being nominated and selected as the National Liquor Law Enforcement Officer of the year in 1997. An award, in large part, due to my efforts made in educating our youth on the hazards associated with underage drinking. Currently, my assignment is that of an outpost agent responsible for serving Parker, Palo Pinto and Erath county.
My wife and I along with our three daughters moved to pct.4 (Aledo) 14 years ago in January of 1998. Our two oldest daughters graduated from Aledo high school and attend college locally. Our youngest daughter is a senior at Aledo high school and is the women’s captain on the swim team. My wife Susan, of 28 years, has been employed with the Aledo ISD for twelve years and is in her seventh year teaching functional academics and life skills at Aledo high school
Coming from a family with a long history of military service, and always having had a desire to serve as well; In January of 1996 at the age of 34 I decided, before I got too old, to enlist in the United States Navy Reserves. Throughout my military career as a Master-at-Arms (MP) I’ve had the opportunity to work different tours of duty within the United States as well as overseas, traveling the world to places including Guam, Italy, Spain, the U.K. and the Middle East; Along the way, I finished a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and have received a number of military awards.
On September 9, 2001, then a Second Class Petty Officer, I arrived at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi for my two weeks annual training. Two days later, September 11th attack, the planned annual training was put on the back burner and it was “all hands on deck.” When I returned home two weeks later, orders directing me back to NAS Corpus Christi were in the mail. While stationed at NAS Corpus Christi, I was assigned law enforcement patrol duties, and was honorably discharged and released from active duty one year later.
In October of 2009, I received a call from the mobilization office and was informed that I was being mobilized again in April 2010. After receiving a couple of months of training stateside, I deployed to Iraq where I served with a Joint Special Operations Task Force. Upon completion of my one year orders, I was honorably discharged and later awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for my service with the task force. Throughout my military career, it has been an absolute honor and privilege to serve with some of the most outstanding individuals one would ever want to be associated with. Of all the awards and recognition I have received in the military, one of the most personally satisfying would be earning my EXW pin (Expeditionary Warfare) through SEAL Team 4, while serving on the task force.
Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention the sacrifices made by my wife and our three daughters. Times that we could have shared, memories that could have been made were lost due to my extended periods of deployment.
Naturally, like most candidates running for office, I have the support of my family, friends, and colleagues. However, I would like to share with you a few significant awards and achievements that are most meaningful to me. It is my hope that after learning more about me as a candidate for constable pct. 4, you will see that my long record of stability and sustained performance will speak for itself.
National Liquor Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
DMSM Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
EXW Expeditionary Warfare Pin
Bachelor of Arts “Cum Laude” Criminal Justice Administration
TCLEOSE Master Peace Officer License
TCLEOSE Police Instructor
* Not including any of my military training, I have 5000 TCLEOSE Education and training hours alone
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