Thanks to our 2016 Grand Marshal Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman and his wife, Judge Connie Hickman.
Photo by Larry Lipton
Sheriff Hickman says, “I have been associated with Cypress Creek EMS and the Annual St. Patrick’s Parade for many years in both personal and professional venues and continue to support their mission and goals moving forward.”
Ron Hickman began his career in law enforcement after graduating from the Houston Police Department Training Academy in June of 1971. Serving the Houston Police Department as an Underwater Search and Recovery Officer, a Bomb Squad Technician, and later in the Planning and Research Division, Sheriff Hickman was exposed to a variety of law enforcement assignments early in his career.
While assigned to the HPD Planning and Research Division, Hickman discovered a career long passion for building computer systems to aid law enforcement operations.
In 1983, Hickman joined the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, where he was quickly promoted to Sergeant. Since that time, Sheriff Hickman has fought to improve the standards of law enforcement computerization, communication and automation.
In November of 2000, Hickman was elected Constable of Precinct 4. He took office on January 1 of the following year. As Constable, Hickman sought to meet the community’s needs, and address opportunities to enhance countywide law enforcement operations.
In March 2013, then Constable Hickman was named National Constable of the Year by the National Constables and Marshals Association. Hickman had previously been awarded the same honor in 2007.
In 2006, he was named Texas Constable of the Year by the State’s Justices of the Peace and Constables Association.
May 2015 was a very eventful month for Hickman. He received the John Pickleman Leadership Award in May from the Leadership North Houston Program of Lone Star College and he was appointed Sheriff by Harris County’s Commissioners Court. Joined by his wife Connie, a Navarro County Justice of the Peace, Sheriff Hickman has remained a pillar in his local and faith based communities, and amongst the law enforcement professionals of Texas and Harris County. Ron and Connie Hickman have five adult children and one grandchild.
Sheriff Hickman is a graduate of the University of Alabama, the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, and is a 2014 graduate from the prestigious FBI National Academy.