I truly question the current decisions made by Constable Chad Pafford of Liberty County Constable Pct 4. It is not rumor or gossip but fact that he is allowing two Reserve Deputies within his department to take home county vehicles. This raises several legal and ethical questions. First off, since these Deputies are considered to be Reserve Deputies then why are they receiving a compensation from the county...i.e. county take home vehicles? Reserves are non-paid employees that are normally only keeping their Police License while working other jobs or just enjoy being a Police Officer on a part-time basis and sometimes used as a stepping stone for new Police Officers. Either way, Reserves are non-paid and are volunteers for the community and should not receive benefits from the county as full-time paid employees. I am not questioning how much work or how valuable the work is but rather this is a good decision made by our elected Constable. Secondly, one of the Reserves is Eric Baumgart who is currently a public defender of Harris County, weird? I agree...A public defender, or defense attorney who is a Police Officer, raises questions, not illegal but really, just weird. Deputy Baumgart is the one who does press releases and designs political websites for Constable Pafford as seen at http://chadpafford.com/ So is Constable Pafford exchanging a badge and take home vehicle for work? A question that must truly be answered by his Office or better in person by Constable Pafford. Finally, both reserve deputies currently live far outside Liberty County and rarely come in to work on what is considered a full-time status. So who truly knows how often the vehicle is being driven for personal uses and how often are WE as taxpayers paying the fuel bill for these reserve Deputies to take home county vehicles. Take home police vehicles are designed for three reasons, one for Police presence while driving in the county and being able to answer calls while en-route to or from work. Secondly, on-call Officers being able to respond directly from their residence instead of having to go from their residence to the station and then to the scene. This is clearly not taking place at Pct 4. Please, lets look into this matter in our county and get some answers.