Travis Lucas (R)
My law enforcement career began here in Bastrop County in 2008. I attended the Basic Peace Officer Course through the Capitol Area Council of Governments from February 2008 through October 2008, when I graduated with a job offering from the Bastrop Police Department. I worked with the Bastrop Police Department until January of 2011 and then went to work for the Smithville Police Department in March of 2011 and have been with them ever since.
During my career in law enforcement, I have performed the duties of patrol officer. These duties include answering calls for service, enforcing local, state and federal laws, investigating crimes, performing traffic enforcement, routine patrols and close patrols. I constantly strive to further my career in law enforcement and I have attended several training classes in different aspects of law enforcement.
Growing up in the greater Houston area, I had the comfort of knowing that the police response time was rather quick, and that the presence of law enforcement was prevalent. After working in Smithville, I noticed that there was a lack of presence in Precinct 2, mainly due to staffing level issues within the Sheriff’s Office. Knowing that every property owner in Bastrop County and anyone that pays sales tax in Bastrop County is also paying for a law enforcement service, I decided that the residents of Precinct 2 needed more of a law enforcement presence.
If elected Constable, I plan to perform the same duties as a patrol officer, along with the civil processes that the current Constable performs. I want the residents of Precinct 2 to receive the services that they are already paying for, but on a more routine basis.
So remember to vote for Travis Lucas for Bastrop County Precinct 2 Constable in the upcoming elections and thank you for your support.
I am a lifelong resident of Bastrop County Precinct 2. I graduated from Smithville High School in 1967 and then attended Durhams Business College in Austin with studies in data automation, computer programming and business principles.
I honorably served our nation for 24 years in the U.S. Air Force, including two tours of Southeast Asia. Among the many decorations and certificates I received were the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Device,
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Cold War Medal. I was responsible for supervision and management of 35 personnel in the maintenance of a Tactical air surveillance computer system worth more than $200 million. While in the military I earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Air University Community College of the Air Force.
I am an active member and supporter of my church and other churches by raising money and providing free security for their fundraisers. I am also an active member of the area military organizations and we support our community by donating to local community and school organizations and providing military burial honors for our deceased veterans.
I have faithfully served as Precinct 2, Constable for the past 17 years. I worked the county disasters including the 2011 complex fire, Hidden Pines fire, other fires and several floods by notifying residents to leave, helping some of them to leave, and keeping the disaster areas secure. During my service as Constable, I have undertaken measures to improve the efficiency of the office and stay within the budget.