Life-long Houstonian Alan Rosen’s law enforcement experience, ethics, business experience, training, and education help him manage and lead the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office’s office to further success and growth.
First elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2016, the constable has spent more than 25 years in local law enforcement, chiefly at the Constable’s Office and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. He has worked in street patrol, fugitive warrants, marine patrol, criminal warrants, narcotics and mental health warrants. He also served as a member of the Sheriff’s Office executive command staff. With his extensive business background, Constable Rosen manages budgets and taxpayers’ money effectively. Constable Rosen has saved taxpayers’ money every year in office by bringing a business approach to managing the Constable’s Office budget.
During his first year in office, Constable Rosen required all personnel to attend law enforcement ethics training, created the first Precinct 1 Special Response Group, the first Precinct One S.W.A.T.-Certified Tactical Response Team and the first Precinct 1 Game Room and Prostitution Task Force, which has shut down illegal gambling establishments and massage parlors that are often fronts for prostitution and human trafficking organizations, and seizing the assets of these illegal establishments. He also assigned the first Precinct 1 deputy to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s anti-drug task force and ensured that all deputies assigned to the Mental Health Special Operations Division are mental health-certified through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Precinct 1 is the first Harris County law enforcement to deploy patrol deputies’ “body cams” for routine use.
The constable was the recipient of the Acres Home Chamber of Business and Economic Development Inc.’s Empowerment Award in Community Politics for 2014 and the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce’s Government Advocate of the Year award for 2013. Under his leadership, the Precinct 1 Constable’s Office was awarded the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency of the Year 2014 and 2016,. Precinct 1 was also recognized as the National Night Out Rookie (agency) of the Year. In 2016 he was a finalist for the University of Houston Master of Public Administration Program’s Public Official of the Year.
Constable Rosen served or is serving on local civic boards and committees, including the MD Anderson Cancer Center Advance Team board of directors, the Greater Houston Visitors and Convention Bureau board of directors, the Houston Police Department – Citizen Review Committee, the Beth Yeshurun Day School board of directors (development chair), Beth Yeshurun Synagogue (security committee) and the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He also serves on the Seven Acres Jewish Geriatric Home board of directors and currently co-chairs the Harris County Law Enforcement Technology Committee.
He is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum, a Life Member of the 100 Club of Houston, and a Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He was awarded the Presidential Volunteerism Award for 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Constable Rosen earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Houston, graduating with honors. He is deeply committed to keeping families safe, aggressively addressing crime issues and improving the quality of life for all residents of Precinct 1. He and his wife and children are proud residents of the precinct.