Constable Clint Burgess is a life-long resident of Tarrant County and has lived in Mansfield for the past twenty years. He is a graduate of Mansfield High School. After High School, he entered into the U.S. Air Force and served four years. Clint was an Air Surveillance Operator (similar to Air Traffic Control) on the AWACS aircraft and assigned to the 965 AWACS Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Clint received his flight wings in 1993 and awarded as a Combat Crewmember.
Clint served three tours in Saudi Arabia and two in Turkey to maintain surveillance of Iraq after Desert Storm. Clint was sent to Panama for one tour and worked in cooperation with the D.E.A., US. Customs and the U.S. Coast Guard on counter-drug missions out of South America.. Clint was awarded three Air Force Aerial Achievement Medals for having over 60 combat support flights on the AWACS aircraft in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield.
Clint had an opportunity to join the Oklahoma Highway Patrol but returned home to Texas. Clint got out of the Air Force in 1997. After graduating the Tarrant County College Police Academy, he began to work as a Deputy at the Ellis County Constable Office Pct. 4. In 2003, Clint was promoted to the position of Chief Deputy Constable. In 2004, he, was elected as the Constable for Tarrant County Precinct 7. At the time Clint was elected, he was the youngest Constable in Texas with a county population over 100,000.
Clint was sworn in as Constable of Tarrant County Precinct 7 on January 1, 2005. Clint serves Arlington, Dalworthington Gardens, Grand Prairie, Kennedale, Mansfield and Rendon. Clint has approximately 400,000 citizens living in his Precinct. In 2008, Constable Clint Burgess was named “National Constable of the Year” by the National Constable Association. In 2010, he was named Mansfield Citizen of the Year by the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce and received the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal from the Sons of the American Revolution. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious GovSec Distinguished Service Award for exceptional leadership. Over the years, Clint has worked with legislatures in Austin to change laws to better serve Texans including provide services for Veteran support organizations.
He is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of
Texas at Sam Houston State University and also an instructor for the
Texas Constables Leadership College teaching Intergovernmental
Relations. He is a Master Police Officer with over 4500 training hours
in Law Enforcement. Clint has served on the Board of Directors for the
Mansfield and Kennedale Chambers of Commerce. He is currently on the
Board of Directors for the Tri-County Auto Theft Task Force
encompassing Tarrant, Johnson and Ellis Counties. He is a member of
the Panther City Masonic Lodge 1183 and Moslah Shriners. Clint
currently serves in the Texas State Guard as a Civil Affairs and
Public Relations Officer at the 1st Brigade Headquarters under General
Robert Hastings who previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of
Defense for Public Affairs under President George W. Bush where he was
the senior official and principal spokesman for the U.S. Department of
Defense in 2008–2009. Clint is currently the longest serving elected
Constable in Tarrant County.
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