Constable Clint Burgess a Native Texan, a life-long resident of Tarrant County and has lived in Mansfield for the past thirty-five years. He graduated Mansfield High School. After High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served four years active duty. Clint was an Air Surveillance Operator (similar to Air Traffic Control) on the AWACS aircraft and assigned to the 965 AWACS Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Clint received his flight wings in 1993 and assigned to an Air Combat Crew. He attended the Air University College of the Air Force studying Aerospace Science.
Clint served three tours in Saudi Arabia and two in Turkey to maintain surveillance of Iraq during Desert Storm/Shield. Clint served in Panama for one tour and worked in cooperation with the D.E.A., US. Customs and the U.S. Coast Guard on counter-drug missions out of South America. Clint was awarded three Air Force Aerial Achievement Medals for having over 60 combat support flights on the AWACS aircraft in Operation Desert Storm/Shield receiving distinction as a Combat Veteran.
Clint had an opportunity to join the Oklahoma Highway Patrol but returned home to Texas when he got out of the Air Force in 1997. After graduating the Tarrant County College Police Academy, he began working as a Deputy in Ellis County at the Constable Office Pct. 4. In 2003, Clint was promoted to the position of Chief Deputy Constable. In 2004, he, was elected as the Constable for Tarrant County Precinct 7. At the time Clint was elected, he was the youngest Constable in Texas with a county population over 100,000.
Clint was sworn in as Constable of Tarrant County Precinct 7 on January 1, 2005. Clint serves Arlington, Dalworthington Gardens, Grand Prairie, Kennedale, Mansfield and Rendon area. Precinct 7 has approximately 400,000 of Tarrant County's greatest Citizens. In 2008, Constable Clint Burgess was named “National Constable of the Year” by the National Constable's Association. In 2010, he was named Mansfield Citizen of the Year by the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce and received the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal from the Sons of the American Revolution. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious GovSec Distinguished Service Award for exceptional leadership. Clint and the Precinct 7 office has received numbers commendations, recognitions, awards and certificates from various groups and organizations to include the Texas Attorney General for fugitive apprehensions. Today, Precinct 7 is an avid partner in task forces with local, state and federal agencies in an effort to combat the war on drugs and curtail human trafficking in the region. Over the years, Clint has worked with legislatures in Austin to change laws to better serve Texans. This includes providing better services for Veteran support organizations such as the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, 22Killz, Carry the Load, and Brotherhood for the Fallen. Clint Burgess is also the only current elected Constable who became a certified Louisiana State Trooper from responding to Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago.
He is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University and is also an instructor for the Texas Constables Leadership College teaching Intergovernmental Relations. He attended Tarleton State University in Criminal Justice Degree Program, Leadership Development and is a certified Texas State Mediator. He is a Master Police Officer with twenty-two years of law enforcement experience, with 4500+ certified training hours. Clint has served on the Board of Directors for the Mansfield and Kennedale Chambers of Commerce. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Tri-County Auto Theft Task Force encompassing Tarrant, Johnson and Ellis Counties. He is a member of Living Church in Mansfield, Panther City Masonic Lodge 1183 and Moslah Shriners. Clint currently serves in the Texas State Guard as a Civil Affairs and Public Relations Officer. Clint is currently the longest serving elected Constable in Tarrant County. As a hobby Clint, raises Texas Longhorn cattle and is avid singer and songwriter.