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The First Justice of the Peace
The first Justice of the Peace, or Alcade, was appointed in 1823 in the Colorado District of Stephen F. Austin's first colony in Texas.
The First Constable
The first Judge, Hon. John Tumlinson, appointed Thomas V. Alley as the first Constable later that year.
Closest to the People
As offices of the locally elected officials closest to the people, they are often referred to as the "People's Court" and the "People's Police."