Precinct 5 Constable to retire at end of term, will not seek re-election


Smith County Precinct 5 Constable Kenneth Bibby decided 37 years in law enforcement would be enough.

Bibby announced he will not seek reelection in 2016. He was sworn in as constable in January 2013.

The constable said he modernized the office with newer patrol cars, computers, weapons and equipment and directed efforts toward drug issues in the precinct. Drug arrests within the community were significant and resulted in seizure of forfeiture assets used to support the office's work.

"I have kept my commitment to our community as I stated in my campaign about targeting the drug problems and modernizing this office," he said in a prepared statement.

Bibby said the birth of his first grandchild brought him to the decision. He said he wants to spend more time with his family.

"I would like to thank the community for the great support that our office has had in our endeavors," he said in the statement. "I look forward to assisting the next constable elect, so that the transition will benefit their administration and the residents."

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