Lazaro “Larry” Gallardo, Jr. Your County Constable
Elected to Office of Constable in 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020.
Serves Precinct 3 and surrounding communities, McAllen, Mission, McCook, Sharyland, Granjeno, Alton, Palmview, Penitas, La Joya, Los Ebanos, Cuevitas, Sullivan City
Primary duties are to serve the Justice of the Peace’s and all other courts in the area of civil process. Other duties include patrol, warrants, environmental enforcement, and truancy.
Founder of Project STOP (Stop Truancy on Patrol) which targets juvenile truancy and delinquency in the La Joya, Mission and Sharyland school districts.
Founder of Project SWEEP (Solid Waste Enforcement and Education Program) which targets illegal dumping in precinct three through enforcement, education and investigation.
Master Peace Officers Certification, TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement)
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Mountain State University
Graduate of the Constable’s Leadership Institute, Southwest Texas State University.
Graduate of the prestigious Texas Association of Counties Leadership Institute
Past President, South Texas Justice of the Peace’s and Constable’s Association.
Constable’s Education Committee, Texas Justice Court Training Center
Constable’s Legislative Committee, Justice of the Peace’s and Constable’s Association of Texas
City of Palmhurst Crime Control and Prevention District member.
Past President, Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas
President, Texas Association of Counties. Second Constable and first Hispanic to be elected to this position as their leader representing 254 counties across the State of Texas.
2007 and 2010 Constable of the Year, Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas
2010 National Constable of the Year, National Constables and Marshals Association
2007 and 2010 Recognized by both Texas House and Senate for his accomplishments as Texas and National Constable of the Year.
2019 Recognized by Senators Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and Eddie Lucio Jr. as President of Texas Association of Counties.