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    Constable Precinct 1 Staff Contacts & Biographies

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    Name and Title Phone No. Email Address
    Constable Dale Clark III 817-884-2737  hclark@tarrantcounty.com
     Chief Deputy Thomas Sanders 817-884-3808 tlsanders@tarrantcounty.com
     Senior Deputy Mike Arter 817-212-7310 jmarter@tarrantcounty.com
    Deputy Scott Gerlikovski   817-884-1387 SGerlikovski@tarrantcounty.com
    Deputy Karl Westen 817-884-1130 krwesten@tarrantcounty.com
    Deputy Ron Wooten 817-884-1361 Rjwooten@tarrantcounty.com
    Deputy Irving Romero 817-884-1382 iaromero@tarrantcounty.com
    Deputy Felix Juarez 817-884-2181 fjuarez@tarrantcounty.com
    Deputy/Bailiff  Bruce Shelby 817-884-7022 bashelby@tarrantcounty.com
    Office Manager Smile Nua 817-884-1386
    USNua@tarrantcounty.com
    Secretary, Administrative Bianca Aguirre 817-212-7312 bvaguirre@tarrantcounty.com
    Secretary, Administrative Bailie Rivera
    817-212-7311
    bmrivera@tarrantcounty.com
    Deputy Ray Hinojosa  817-884-1341  rahinojosa@tarrantcounty.com

    Thomas Sanders, Chief Deputy

    Chief Deputy Sanders is a Master Peace Officer with over 36 years of Texas service, having served in the police departments of Benbrook, Forest Hill and Double Oak, before coming to the Constable’s Office in 2006 as a reserve and then serving full time beginning in 2008. He is a graduate of the Leadership Command College and holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration, both from Sam Houston State University. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he serves as an Instructor for the Justice Court Training Center at Texas State University and holds a Civil Process Proficiency Certification. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

    J. Mike Arter, Senior Deputy

    Senior Deputy Arter is a Master Peace Officer with 27 years of Texas service having served the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office before coming to the Constable’s Office in 2003. He is a graduate of the Constable Leadership College at Sam Houston State University and the School of Police Supervision from the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration. He is the first line supervisor of deputies in the field and he serves as a Field Training Officer, a Background Investigator and the Homeland Security Information Coordinator for the agency.

    Felix Juarez

    Deputy Juarez is a Master Peace Officer with over 15 years of service in Texas, having served both the Dallas and Tarrant County Sheriffs’ Offices before coming to the Constable’s Office in 2017. He serves as a Field Training Officer for new deputies and as the Public Information Officer for the Constable.

    Irving Romero

    Deputy Romero is an Advanced Peace Officer with over 12 years of service in Texas, having served in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police, Irving City Marshal and Burleson City Marshal offices before beginning his work at the Constable’s Office in 2020. He serves as the Assistant Firearms Proficiency Officer, a Background Investigator, and is a certified Instructor.

    Karl Westen

    Deputy Westen is a Master Peace Officer who has served Texas for over 28 years. His service in the Constable’s Office began in 2019 after he had served in the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office for 27 years. He serves as a Field Training Officer for new deputies and as a hostage negotiator for the Sheriff’s Office.

    Ray Hinojosa

    Deputy Hinojosa is a Master Peace Officer with over 31 years of service in Texas, having served the Euless Police Department for 30 years. He began his service to the Constable’s Office in 2020.

    Ron Wooten

    Deputy Wooten is a Master Peace Officer with over 38 years of service in Texas and Oklahoma, having served in both county and municipal law enforcement.  He began his service to the Constable’s Office in Precinct 1 in 2019 after having served in Precinct 2 for over 11 years.

    Scott Gerlikovski

    Deputy Gerlikovski is an Advanced Peace Officer with over 14 years of service in Texas. He began his service to the Constable’s Office in Precinct 1 in 2013 after having served in Precinct 3 and the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.  He holds a Civil Process Proficiency Certification.

    Bruce Shelby

    Deputy Shelby is a Master Peace Officer with over 44 years of Texas service, including Arlington Police Department and the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office. He serves as the Bailiff of the Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Court and as the Firearms Training Proficiency Officer for the Constable’s Office. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

    Smile Nua

    Mrs. Uimaitua Smile Nua has been with the Constable’s Office since 2007 and has served as the Office Manager since 2015. She holds a Civil Process Proficiency Certification.

    Bailie Rivera

    Ms. Rivera recently began her service with the Constable’s office in early 2021. She serves as an administrative secretary, preparing all incoming cases for distribution to the other precincts in Tarrant County.

    Bianca Aguirre

    Ms. Aguirre began her service in Tarrant County in 2014 at the County Clerk’s office and moved to the Constable’s Office in 2018. She serves as an administrative secretary processing incoming and outgoing cases from the Constable.

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