Deputy Jennifer Gooding has been with the Constables office since 2018. She is our Warrant Deputy and also handles Writs of Execution.
After graduating from The East Texas Police Academy in 2007, she immediately began her Career in Law Enforcement with the Henderson Police Department (HPD
While at HPD
, She worked closely with the U.S. Marshals Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal for her department, assisting mostly with Sex Offender compliance checks. She was a member of the Rusk-Panola County Children's Advocacy Multi-disciplinary team and Tri-County Child Fatality review team. She has held the positions of Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant and Detective.
Deputy Gooding holds an Advanced Peace Officer Certification. She is a:
Field Training Officer
Mental Health Peace Officer
Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response (SPEAR) Instructor
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Instructor
She has advanced training in Hostage Negotiations, Defensive Tactics and Child Abuse Investigations.
She is currently in Class Number 15 of The Bill Blackwood (LEMIT
) Texas Constable Leadership College.