On Thursday, June 29, 2023, Constable Philip Cash was named Constable of the Year for the
State of Texas, by the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas (JPCA) for 2023
at their annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
The JPCA is the largest organization of elected officials in Texas with over 2,100 members and
represents the interests of Justices of the Peace and Constables throughout the state. Each
year, members across the state nominate Officials based on their contributions to not only their
agency, but to the community they serve.
This year, Constable Cash was nominated and voted Constable of the Year, being recognized for
his continued work and commitment to changing Law Enforcement’s response to our neighbors
experiencing a mental health crisis by creating a mental health follow-up program. Constable
Cash is also committed to keeping Lake Conroe a safe place to boat and has implemented a
Safe Boaters Initiative, which includes voluntary boater safety checks, additional law
enforcement presences on the water, and boater safety courses to the public. With the belief
of increased training provides the public with the most effective deputies, Constable Cash has
ensured each member of the department is provided the most current training to effectively do
Constable Cash believes this award is a direct reflection on the men and women who work for
the Precinct 1 Constable’s Office. “Without the Precinct 1 team, this would not be possible, and
our neighbors who are in need of mental health treatment would be underserved. This is an
accomplishment of our entire department, I am honored to work with Deputies who dedicate
their lives to ensuring our community is safe, and those needing mental health treatments are
able to get to a place of higher care! I believe we as Law enforcement takes an oath to protect
the public, and sometimes this means protecting them from themselves.