Tarrant County Constables Office Precinct 7

Tarrant County Constables Office Precinct 7 Tarrant County Precinct 7 is located in the heart of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Area includes Arlington, Mansfield, Dalworthington Gardens, Kennedale, Rendon and the Grand Prairie Portion of Tarrant County.

Operating as usual

10/15/2020

We want to thank Deputies Scott Powell and Roosevelt L Masters Jr. for their above and beyond service this afternoon. Our office was called upon to assist the Texas Attorney Generals Office and we quickly tracked down and helped some children related to a tough situation today. As things transpire we will be able to discuss this in detail. It’s always great when you have superb deputies.

08/30/2020

Weather Alert:

A small but strong weather front in moving in with hail mixed in. The areas of Fort Worth and Arlington may receive hail stones larger than golf ball sized. Please be cautious.

Alert - Hurricane Evacuations Ordered: Local Evacuation Orders have been given to the following area related to Hurrican...
08/25/2020
txready.org

Alert - Hurricane Evacuations Ordered:

Local Evacuation Orders have been given to the following area related to Hurricane Laura (as of 8/25 at 2pm). Please use caution if using I-45 and plan appropriately for fuel/food and hydration in case of heavy traffic congestion.

Mandatory Evacuations for:
Galveston, City of
Hardin County
Jasper County
Jefferson County
Newton County
Orange County
Port Arthur, City of

Know your evacuation routes.
Register for STEAR if you or anyone you know will need some assistance in an emergency event.
Keep important documents in a waterproof container; create password-protected digital copies.
Protect your property; move valuables to higher levels; declutter drains and gutters.
Follow weather alerts.
Additional Resources
TexasReady.gov - disaster preparedness, information and resources
Flood Safety - before, during and after
Hurricane Safety - before, during and after
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Ready.gov - plan ahead for disasters
National Flood Insurance - homeowners and renters insurance does not typically cover flood damage
DURING THE STORM
Stay safe. Heed all local orders.
When severe weather threatens, remain vigilant and closely monitor weather conditions. Heed all local orders, and take shelter as directed.
Follow weather alerts.
Stay safe during a hurricane.
Stay safe when a flood threatens.
2-1-1 for shelter, food and disaster services.
Red Cross: Find an open shelter.
Drivetexas.org for flooded roads and conditions.
Be extremely cautious of any water on roads or in creeks, streams, storm drains, or other areas. Never attempt to cross flowing streams or drive across flooded roadways and always observe road barricades placed for your protection. Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown.
Additional Resources
TexasReady.gov - disaster preparedness, information and resources
Flood Safety - before, during and after
Hurricane Safety - before, during and after
7-1-1 for Relay Texas Service
1-800-452-9292 for TxDOT statewide road closures
1-800-525-5555 for roadside assistance
Texas Division of Emergency Management

Be informed. Make a plan. Build a kit. #TexasReady

07/03/2020

Please read the following taken directly from the Executive Orders relating to a Face Mask:

“Local law enforcement and other local officials, as appropriate, can and should enforce this executive order, Executive Order GA-28, and other effective executive orders, as well as local restrictions that are consistent with this executive order and other effective executive orders.

”But no law enforcement or other official may detain, arrest, or confine in jail any person for a violation of this executive order or for related non-violent, non-felony offenses that are predicated on a violation of this executive order”; provided, however, that any official with authority to enforce this executive order “””may””” act to enforce trespassing laws and remove violators at the request of a business establishment or other property owner.”

This is an executive order, not a law. Only the legislature can make laws.

So there can be no accusations that we are refusing to enforce the law, simply not true. This order clearly says, “Local law enforcement and other local officials, as appropriate, can and should enforce this executive order,” No where does it say “shall”. There is a difference In “can” or “should” vs. “shall” in a legal order.

Now this line defines the order further, “But no law enforcement or other official may detain, arrest, or confine in jail any person for a violation of this executive order.“

If I stop you for speeding you are detained, if littering on the street you can be detained. This includes issuing a simple warning. So legally according to the order, we are not allowed to detain you for not wearing a mask. Commonly I can’t legally stop you and talk to you about not wearing a mask, I can’t tell you to come with me while we discuss your failure to wear a mask. I certainly can’t arrest you or put you in jail. There is no way to know who has or has not been warned. If you tell me you have a medical condition I can’t ask for proof.

This order is not a law, there is no requirement that any police officer enforce it, so therefore it’s unenforceable. We can’t spend limited time running from place to place on calls about masks in which we can’t legally do anything about. But a business or facility may do so.

Special Note:
“Any business or facility (private or public) “does” have the right to tell you to leave if they request you to wear a mask under this order. If you refuse to comply then you’re refusal can fall under trespassing.” You may be arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave. Trespassing is a different element to this which is enforceable by law enforcement.

We will comply with this because we all want a safe community. We can not take any enforcement action on this order. We have sworn duty to uphold the constitution and I will do so by law.

This executive order clearly prohibits confinement in jail as a penalty for the violation of any face-covering order by any jurisdiction in Texas.

Furthermore notice: Business under their own discretion can determine what is or is not a threat related to their employees. If they feel their employees are restricted from their duties or existing medical conditions, they are authorized “not to” wear a mask and work. There are many listed provisions and exemptions.

This is very complicated. I believe this order and general action would have been best explained in a common sense platform where people can clearly understand the issues/concerns. It needs to be addressed on how we work together to curtail the spread of this illness with best safety practices. Complicated documents that lawyers have to read three times themselves to understand the meaning is not beneficial.

Just know this, law enforcement has many roles but we are also first and foremost citizens just like you. We will not infringe against your rights in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Address

1100 E Broad St, Ste 201
Mansfield, TX
76063

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(817) 473-5110

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Comments

my mother was a police sgt in the early 1970's here in fortworth. Tomorrow is the Big day. Thank an Officer Day. I think that everyday that you see an Officer we should thank them for there service. I know that our Country has been through a terrible time for law enforcement. There are bad apples everywhere and you don't know the whole story unless you were there. So many things in the world can be quickly taken out of context. So Please keep your head up and know that we can grow as a community and country better each day that we are given the chance. I would like to see FortWorth as a National Training Ground for Law Enforcement training. We have the best of things here already for that. Officers thank you for your daily sacrifices cause every breath matters. You continue making each call that you get safe as possible for you and we as a community can give you better tools to raise the image of the Fortworth Police Department the best in the Nation. Texas has the Pride, Honor, Respect and Courage it takes to make each day better for us ALL. My last Military Post was Fort Meade Company Commanders Driver For the Hospital on Base. Texas kid standing strong with a red cross patch on one shoulder and my 49th Armored Div. out of Forworth Texas on my other shoulder in 1994. I want to say Thank you for everything and every Life here and passed. Love Me. Pv2 James Bryant