Denton County Precinct 2 Constable Michael Truitt was named Constable of the Year by the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas at the recent organization annual awards banquet at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco.
The Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas is the largest association of elected officials in Texas and represents about 2,200 judges, constables, deputies and clerks from around the state, according to a press release.
Truitt is a 28-year veteran of law enforcement and has served as Precinct 2 Constable since 2005.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and government from the University of Texas at Dallas, a master’s in criminal justice leadership and management from Sam Houston State University and a Master Peace Officers Certification.
He is also an instructor for the Texas Justice Court Training Center at Texas State University and at the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University.
Also at the awards banquet, Constable Precinct 2 administrative manager Susan Tyler was named Clerk of the Year.
Tyler began her career with Denton County Constable Precinct 2 in June 1999 as the administrative specialist and was promoted to administrative manager a few years later.
She took over the administrative duties for both the civil and the license and weights division and administered budgets for both, according to a press release.
She earned her associate’s degree in Web development from Collin College in May 2006 and her bachelor’s degree in applied technology and performance improvement from the University of North Texas in May 2011.
During her career with Constable Precinct 2 of Denton County, she was an integral member of the Odyssey as she implemented and configured the law enforcement module for all six of the constable offices, according to the press release.