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Meet Oscar

Oscar Ugarte is a first-generation American. He was born to Mexican parents and raised in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Ysleta High School in El Paso.

While still attending High School, he joined the school’s law enforcement program, where his passion for law enforcement continued. At the young age of 19, he joined The Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division, as a Corrections Officer.


In 2005, Oscar obtained his peace officer license from the State of Texas and became a police officer for the City of Socorro, Texas. In 2007, he sought an opportunity to further his law enforcement career and became a court bailiff for the El Paso County Council of Judges.


Then, in 2011 Oscar joined The El Paso County Constable’s Office as a Deputy Constable. In March 2016, Ugarte decided to enter a leadership position in his career to serve his community and constituents better.  Shortly after, he ran for and was successfully elected to Constable, Precinct 1, and re-elected in 2019.



  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a certificate of Administration of Justice and a Cyber Security-Threat Detection certificate from Webster University.

  • Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security from Park University. 

  • 3,000 hours of accredited continuing law enforcement training from The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

  • Civil Process Proficiency, Court Security Specialist, Basic Instructor Proficiency, and Mental Health Officer certifications from the TCOLE

  • Master Peace Officer License from TCOLE.

  • Sam Houston University’s Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Attendee

  • Graduate of Texas Constable Leadership College



  • TCOLE Regional Training Academy Advisory Board

  • El Paso County Court House Emergency Action Planning Committee

  • El Paso County Executive Crisis Planning Team

  • Texas Association of Counties Core Legislative Group

  • TCOLE Court Security Curriculum Committee

  • El Paso County Court House Security Committee

  • Justice of the Peace and Constables Association JPCA Board of Directors District Director.


Oscar is a proud member of the El Paso County Democratic Party.

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