Bexar County Commissioners want to move 12 Sheriff’s Office positions to constables’ offices

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The Bexar County Commissioners Court is floating a budget proposal and one detail has gotten the attention of the Sheriff.

In the proposal, commissioners are suggesting moving 12 deputies from the Sheriff’s Office to various constables’ offices.

County Judge Nelson Wolff supports the move. He says it would eliminate some redundancy of jobs being done by sheriff’s deputies and constable deputies.

Sheriff Javier Salazar is not behind that idea.

He appeared before the Commissioner’s Court to express the concerns he has.

Salazar told commissioners that the 12 positions involved include deputies who work with dispatch, the SWAT team, and criminal investigation. Units that specifically target organized crime and investigate violent felonies.

In a statement Sheriff Salazar says:

“While I support other agencies getting more uniform positions, I do not believe it should come at the expense of currently established BCSO positions nor at the risk of public safety.”

The Sheriff also says he sent commissioners a letter last week asking for public input on the move.

Residents who wish to weigh in can send an email to [email protected]

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