Tom Selman

Angelina County Constable

Precinct One

Greetings and thanks for visiting my web site!

2022 begins my eighteenth year of service to the citizens of Angelina County as the Constable of Precinct One and my 28th year in law enforcement.  It is an honor to serve the people as an elected officeholder and I do not take that responsibility lightly.  The business of my office will always be conducted with honesty and integrity in order to earn and maintain the trust of those I serve.

My precinct here in Angelina County is home to the largest number of residents in East Texas between Tyler and Conroe.  The Justice Court clerks, our Judge, Billy Ball, and I handle a large case load volume.  The JP court and my office are both located at 2311 East Lufkin Avenue in the Angelina County Law Enforcement Center, the site of the County Jail.  Feel free to stop by or contact my office by phone at (936) 634-6984 if you need information or assistance in any matter that I may be of service to you.

Professional Qualifications and Experience

Constable of Precinct One for Angelina County – 2005 to present.

1980 – 1987  Texas Department of Public Safety – Graduate of Texas DPS Academy Class A-1980 as class valedictorian.  Trooper assigned to Texas Highway Patrol in the Beaumont District working under Captains Edwin Pringle, B.F. Wade and Wayne Pullen.  Duty stations were in Area 2B4 – Woodville & Livingston under Sergeants Rusty Davis and Roy Henry – and 2B5 – Diboll/Lufkin under Sergeant Dale Nicholson.

1978 – 1979  Diboll Police Department – Served the City of Diboll as a police officer under Chief Dewey Wolf.

1977 – 1978  Angelina County Sheriff’s Department – Dispatcher and Deputy for Sheriff Burl “Pete” McBride

Master Peace Officer

Texas DPS Academy – 1980

Associate Degree in Law Enforcement – Angelina College – 1979

East Texas Police Academy – 1978

Private Sector work – 25 years in the Wholesale & Retail Gasoline Marketing business in upper management for local firms

(Last Update – 2016) Constable Activity in the News:


Candidates Attend Political Forum

Female Hid Meth You-Know-Where from Officers

Constables & Troopers Corner Actors in County Assault

Fugitive Apprehended in High Speed Motorcycle Chase

Unity in the Community

Hudson Fire Dept. Honors Law Enforcement With Dinner

Constable Nabs Meth/Cocaine Dealer

Constable Captures Blue Bell Bandit

Traffic Alert

Fatal Crash Increases Reported

Constable reports on DPS Border Operations to Chamber of Commerce after visiting DPS HQ in Rio Grande

News Story about Border Trip

19 Year Old Flees from Constable on Foot but is Apprehended

Assisting DPS at Car Crash


Lufkin Woman Arrested after Bringing Meth to Court Hearing

Lufkin Man gets 300 Months Federal Time in Major Drug Trafficking Case

Nacogdoches Man Sold Rental Forklift in Lufkin – Suspect Cashes Check and Skips Town

With Lufkin PD Officers on Trespassing Call

Lufkin Constable makes PCP Arrest after Car Chase

Harris County Deputy Laid to Rest

Constable Testifies before Texas House Insurance Committee Regarding Uninsured Motorists 

Female Fugitive Apprehended by Constable While Partying at Bar

Bar-Hopper has her Day in Court.. and 9 Years in the Pen

Officers Attend Funeral for Harris County Deputy

Constable on scene during wind storm

On scene with Stolen Pickup

On scene at Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle Crash Story


Constable Seizes Meth, Stolen Gun & Drug Money – Two Arrested

Newspaper Covers Meth Bust

Constable Apprehends Man After Brief Chase with Motorcycle

Constable Arrests Man on Warrants

Diboll Burglar Captured by Constable after Fleeing Scene of the Crime

Traffic Stop for Speeding Yields Ecstacy and Weed

Additional Story on Hwy 59 Ecstacy Stop

Day Tripper – Going Nowhere on Bath Salts

Constable Arrests Robbery Suspect Armed with Stolen Pistol out of Traffic Stop -KTRE

Constable Arrests Robbery Suspect Armed with Stolen Pistol out of Traffic Stop – Lufkin Daily News

Constable Involved in Lunch Hour Car Chase

Lunch Hour Chase Pic 

Constable Locates Suspects in Lufkin Incident outside of Nacogdoches

Apprehension Assist on PCP High Driver

Odometer Rollback and other Charges Filed


Constable Arrests North Lufkin Dope Dealer on Traffic Stop

Lufkin News Coverage of Drug Dealer Arrest

Newspaper Editorial – Kind Mention Regarding Constable

Constable Arrests Huntington Man on Timber Theft Charge

Constables Arrest Diboll Felon with Firearm and Counterfeit Money on Drug Warrants

Constable Assists Lufkin PD on Call and Arrest

Responding to Call in Zavalla

Sex Assault Warrant Served

Constables Make Arrest in Zavalla

Officers Arrest Burglary Suspect

Constable Captures Beer Thief After Car Chase – KTRE

Constable Captures Beer Thief After Car Chase – Lufkin Daily News

Constable Arrests Suspect who Shot up Car

Ultra-light Aircraft Crashes Outside Lufkin

Child Support Roundup comes to Lufkin

Car Chase to Rivercrest

Constable Clears eBay Theft Case


Constable arrests Houston Man with 30 Pounds of Marijuana in Traffic Stop on US 59

“Preacher” arrested during Eviction from Church Building 

Motorcycle Crash on US 59 in Burke

Constable Endorses Sanches for Sheriff

Constable Arrests Dental Employee on Warrant

On Scene With Lufkin PD at Stand Off

Corrigan Woman Arrested by Constable for DWI with Child Passenger 


Constable Arrests Drunk Driver with Child Passenger

Constable Arrests Lufkin Man After High Speed Chase

Constable Finds Drunk Driver has 1 Year Old Child in Back Seat

Man Eludes Constable by Running from Vehicle

Abandoned Child Warrant Arrest Hits the Internet


Constable Apprehends Thief From Academy Sports Leading to DWI, Theft and Drug Charges

Constable Arrests Louisiana Man for DWI with 2 Children in His Car

Friend and High School Classmate Dies in Auto Accident


Constable Apprehends Fugitive Robbery Probation Absconder from Polk County


Constable and Lufkin PD Chase Fugitive to San Augustine County – Tires Spiked by Highway Patrol

Constable Arrests Same Man Twice in One Night

Stolen Car Crashes While Fleeing from Constable – Driver Tased After Attempting to Flee on Foot from Site of Crash


Officers Spike Tires of Vehicle Fleeing from Constable During Car Chase


LPD Dispatchers say Thanks


Huntington Officer and Constable Shot at During High Speed Chase – Suspects Apprehended After Wrecking Out

Texas Ranger Comments on Shooting Case 

Shooting Case Suspect Trial to Begin 

Shooting Case Suspect goes to Trial 

Shooting Case Suspect Sentenced to 45 Year Prison Term 

Shooting Case Suspect Loses Appeal


Selman Elected Constable of Precinct One 

From the Highway Patrol days in Polk County:

Rain Brings Wrecks – Polk County Enterprise – January 1981

Trooper Makes Haul (7,000 pounds of Marijuana) – Polk County Enterprise – March 1981

Pedestrian Hit – Polk County Enterprise – May 1981

Tank Truck Flips – Polk County Enterprise – May 1981

Story – No Wars Here – Polk County Enterprise June 1981

Ambulance Attendant Dies – Polk County Enterprise – June 1981