Precinct 8 Constable
The Real Deal
by Betha Merit
Constable Phil Sandlin is already doing the job for which he will be running in the May 29 election for Harris County Precinct 8 Constable. This year marks his 20th year with Precinct 8 where he has served in ever-increasing responsibilities within the department.
Sandlin is a people person. He combines the rare quality of running a large organization effectively while seeing the individual person. As Constable, Sandlin is the chief administrator for a department of 60 people; 46 are law enforcement officers. Sandlin knows every employee at Precinct 8 by name, and also most of their spouses. “If you treat employees well, and provide an atmosphere of fairness in the workplace, then people want to be there,” says Sandlin.