Coming from a rich history of family law enforcement, Mike Pendley was born with public service in his blood, and raised in a family whose roots in the Williamson County area go back to the early-1800’s
Mike began his law enforcement career in Travis County, where he became adept in all the aspects of the Constable’s role. Mainly, he worked with the Warrant division, but was also tasked with several leadership roles within the department, including Grant Supervisor, Training Coordinator, Field Training Officer, Range Master, and Background Investigator. Mike was promoted several times, and he actively sought out and earned professional certifications and qualifications that helped him to improve upon the work he was doing for the county.
Mike was also frequently involved in Warrant Roundups and aided in the capture of several high-profile offenders for Travis County. Not surprisingly, he is a highly decorated officer, even earning the coveted Deputy of the Year Award for his service. At the time, he was the youngest officer to have ever received the award in the department’s history.
In 2009, Mike made the choice to continue his law enforcement service in Williamson County. The change in location did not mean a change in work ethic for Mike. He has long since made a habit out of pushing his duties beyond what was expected or required of his office. For Mike, this is just a way of giving back to the community he owes his livelihood to.
Beyond protecting the general public, Mike enjoys engaging in community outreach programs, such as National Night Out, and believes that they are vital to reinforcing positive public relations for law enforcement officers. This is why, for the past 5 years, Mike has been involved as both a speaker and a coordinator with Shattered Dreams, an awareness program that educates high school students on the dangers of driving while intoxicated.
Since being with Precinct 1, Mike has been handed the responsibility of several leadership roles within the department. He has worked his way up through Sergeant Investigator, Lieutenant, and currently to the position of Chief Deputy. The Chief Deputy is responsible to the Constable to plan, organize, implement, administer and evaluate all Constable Office operations and programs. Some of these operations include putting together and managing the over $1 million budget of the Constable’s office, and maintaining the Precinct One Texas Police Chief’s Best Practices Accreditation. The Chief Deputy is further more tasked with assuming the duties, responsibilities and authority of the Constable in his absence. Mike manages Law Enforcement and Civilian personnel in accordance with our mission statement of “Compassion, integrity and pride.”