Mark Herman Named New Harris County Precinct 4 Constable

Harris County Commissioners met in a special session today to fill the position. A replacement was needed after the previous constable was named Harris County sheriff.

Mark Herman
Harris County has a new Precinct 4 constable, Mark Herman.


Harris County Commissioners voted unanimously to name Mark Herman the new Precinct 4 constable. He was previously the chief deputy for the precinct which is located in North Harris County and stretches from Kingwood west to Cypress.

The selection was met with overwhelming approval, and he was immediately sworn in by County Judge Ed Emmett.

“It’s been a trying last seven days, I’m happy to bring it to conclusion. Commissioners Court, I want to thank them for their due diligence and for selecting me for the job,” said Herman. 

Herman has been with the 4th Precinct for nearly 30 years, and says he plans no big changes.

“We’re going to take it very slow, (so that) we have a smooth transition. My plan is to not promote from outside the department unless I deem it necessary. We’ve got a lot of good folks there at Precinct 4, and I’m looking forward to working with them all and plus, I know their abilities,” Herman says.

Constable Herman was not the choice of his predecessor, Ron Hickman, who last week was named Harris County sheriff. Hickman was pulling for interim constable Jim Sumner.

Instead, Sumner will now be serving as assistant chief deputy for the sheriff’s office. Hickman was named Harris County sheriff after the previous Sheriff Adrian Garcia resigned to run for mayor of Houston. 

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