We surveyed the offices of all the constables to see how they are coping with the budget cuts:
Constable 1 Jack Abercia
Laid off 50 people, which includes approximately 44 uniformed deputies.
Constable 2 Gary Freeman
Laid off nine deputies, which all worked for Galena Park ISD. Galena Park expected to hire on deputies.
Constable 3 Ken Jones
Instituted furloughs. Took 124 deputies from 40 hours a week down to 32 hours a week.
Constable 4 Ron Hickman
Plans not finalized -- could lay off of 100 people, cancellation of school patrol contracts.
Constable 5 Phil Camus
Laid off 18 deputies, five police support, and one dispatcher. Took 107 personnel and reduced them to 32 hours a week. Took seven sergeants and demoted them to deputies to patrol streets.
Constable 6 Victor Trevino
No layoffs. Cut various line items, including uniforms and car repairs. Eliminated two frozen positions.
Constable 7 May Walker
One captain retired. Put 23 deputies to 32 hours. Eliminated car repairs and supplies.
Constable 8 Bill Bailey
Constable retiring. Laid off 12 employees.