Since taking his oath of office on January 1, 2009, Constable Hayden has completely revamped his agency, which has since been recognized by various groups and organizations and spotlighted by the news media for tackling a long list of issues including the illegal drug problem that has plagued East County for so long, illegal dumping, uninsured drivers, and the enormous backlog of warrants Hayden inherited. Constable Hayden also started community programs such as vacation watches and started a junior/young adult law enforcement mentoring program where teens can ride with deputies, learn the trade, gain valuable training and experience and maybe one day become a peace officer themselves. The program already has led teens to join the military, fire and police departments. In December 2011, Constable Hayden accepted the 2011 Department of the Year Award at the Annual County Christmas Luncheon, recognizing his agency for its efficiency and accomplishments. Constable Hayden's first term also saw the formation of a SRT team. This is a team of deputies that are highly trained in areas such as high risk felony warrants, active shooter, barricaded subjects or any other high risk situation. In 2012 Constable Hayden took on the issue of internet child predators and child pornography. He sent two of his top ranking officers to special training, and they have networked and coordinated with law enforcement agencies within Montgomery County and even outside the state to bring several child predators to justice, with the caseload continually increasing. Constable Hayden was unopposed in his second election bid and was sworn into his second term of office January 1, 2013.
In the years 2014 and 2015 Constable Hayden began focusing his deputies in the neighborhoods and connecting with the public on a more personal level; this is sometimes referred to "community policing". He directed his deputies to "work the neighborhoods", helping you in any way they could. This includes listening to your needs, education you on how to secure your home and business and how not be become a victim of crimes. All this is and was accomplished by starting several hand-selected community programs such as vacation watches, a citizen's constable academy, residential security surveys, neighborhood watch groups and others. Constable Hayden also implemented a new website that allows citizen's to ask questions, give tips and even commend or complain on a deputy; Constable Hayden is pleased to announce that as of Jan. 1, 2016, zero deputy complaints have been received on the website. 2015/2016 Constable Hayden was awarded the “Vehicular Crimes Task Force Agency of the Year”, MADD “Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency”, and was recognized by Congressman Ted Poe for narcotics suppression.
Constable Hayden has been able to assign two deputies to the HIDTA Task Force. Other local, state and federal agencies that are part of the task force are made up from local district attorney offices, sheriff offices, city police departments, DPS, FBI, DEA, ATF and the Dept. of Homeland Security. This task force focuses on not only narcotics, but also, yet not limited to large scale crimes such as human trafficking, prostitution rings and weapons trafficking all of which effect your area. Constable Hayden also provided a deputy as a liaison to the Pct. 4 Commissioner, Jim Clark's Office to assist in illegal dumping, environmental cases and assist with law enforcement calls received by the commissioner's office.
Constable Hayden's office continues to lead the way in programs, progress and innovation and has become a model for Constable offices across the country.
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