About Constable Ruben C. Tejeda

As a life long Southsider, I grew up attending Columbia Heights and Collier Elementary, Southcross Junior High and Harlandale High School. I continued my education at San Antonio College, Prairie View University and Southwest Texas State University.

I am blessed to be married to Rebecca Mireles Tejeda and have two sons, Ruben James and Gabriel Jesse. Our family are parishioners of Mission San Jose.

I began my law enforcement career as a State Certified Peace Officer in 1977 as a Bexar County Deputy Sheriff.

Throughout my 42 years of tenure in law enforcement, including 15 years with the Sheriff's Office, I gained the experience and training that has prepared me for serving in the office of Constable. 

I was elected Bexar County Constable in 1992. I brought the experience I gained as a Warrant Officer to modernize the office of the Constable.  Being a police instructor with experience in the field has helped me lead the high quality officers of Precinct 1.

I have worked hard to serve the Bexar County Constable's Department with integrity and distinction. Below are some examples of recognition I have received for during my career for service and dedication to law enforcement and public office.


As a  lifelong resident of Bexar County, I am deeply committed to serve our community. 


  • San Antonio Police Department "Award of Merit"
  • Jaycees Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
  • San Antonio City Council Special People Award
  • Harlandale Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni Class of '71
  • Harlandale Hall of Fame Community Service Award
  • TEA Region 20 Community Service Award
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Award 
  • All American Armed Forces Patriotism and Community Service Award
  • Harlandale National Little League Volunteer of the Year Award
  • UTSA Bilingual Edu. Student Org.Comm.Service Award
  • PTA Honorary Life Membership Award
  • Texas Master Peace Officer
  • Deputy Constables Association of Bexar County Award
  • Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Patriotic Employer Award
  • VFW State Law Enforcement Officer Award
  • VFW National Law Enforcement Officer Award