ROCKWALL – There are two good candidates running for Rockwall County Constable Precinct 2 in the May 29 Republican Primary Election, but one is a decorated police officer with more law enforcement experience who has been endorsed by the Rockwall and Rowlett Police Officer’s Associations so we highly recommend you vote for him, former Rockwall Police Department Patrol Sergeant Paul Britt.
Britt has worked continuously in law enforcement since 1995, when he started his career with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, after attending Angelina College Law Enforcement Academy.
From 1997 to 2007, he worked his way through the ranks and became a Patrol Sergeant at the Rockwall Police Department. During those 11 years he was named East Texas Peace Officer of the Year once and Rockwall Rotary Club Officer of the Year twice. Other officers and former officers we’ve talked to say he will make an excellent Constable. His Police Officer Association endorsements offer strong evidence of how well-thought of that he is by his peers who know law enforcement best.
Britt is currently a warrant officer, courtroom bailiff and reserve police officer for the City of Forney. As a warrant officer he revitalized a neglected area, which has resulted in obtaining payments of $100,000 in outstanding warrants.
In addition to his law enforcement positions, he is very community- oriented and it appears he cares deeply about helping children. In 2007, for example, he opened two business, Amazing Athletes – which teaches fitness and sports to children in day care centers – as well as Britt’s Training Systems, to train and condition adults. He recently signed up to co-sponsor a seminar series to teach Safety Strategies forYoung Women, preparing them to protect themselves after graduating from high school and going out into the real world.
He is also married to Rockwall optometrist Dr. Holly Fisher Britt, O.D., and they have three children who attend Rockwall area schools.
His opponent, Trey Chaney, is also a former Rockwall and Greenville Police Officer for a combined 11 years, former Rockwall County Commissioner, plus appointed Constable.
After leaving law enforcement and operating Chaney Paper Co. for the past 11 years, he told TheRockwallNews.com that he loves law enforcement service and would love to serve again.
Active in the community with deep roots, Chaney would clearly make a fine Constable, but since Britt has such a long, continuous and decorated career, we believe that Paul Britt is the better candidate this time to vote for on May 29 or during early voting through May 25.
By J.J. Smith, Publisher