August’s guest speaker will be Harris County Precinct 8 Constable Phil Sandlin! This month’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 28th. The topic of this month will be “Civilian Response to An Active Shooter Event.”
Social will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the meeting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be $19.00, payable at the door. As always, please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to have lunch.
Phil Sandlin was born June 26, 1968 in Houston, Texas to Bill and Shirley Sandlin. Phil was raised in southeast Houston attending school in the Pasadena Independent School District. Growing up, Phil was very active in Future Farmers of America raising livestock to show in the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo. After graduating from Dobie High School in 1987, Phil attended San Jacinto College majoring in Criminal Justice. In 1990, he accepted a job with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office as a civilian jailer. In 1991, Phil graduated from the Sheriff’s Academy as a certified peace officer and was assigned to the Detention Bureau. He left the Sheriff’s Office in 1992 and accepted a job with the Harris County Precinct 8 Constable’s Office as a patrol deputy. Over the years, he rose through the ranks at Precinct 8, being promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain. In February 2005, Phil was appointed to the rank of Chief Deputy of Precinct 8 where he oversaw the day to day operations of the agency. On June 1, 2011 he was appointed Constable by Commissioner’s Court before winning the 2012 election decidedly to keep the position. On November 8, 2016 he was re-elected to his second term as Constable.
Over the course of his 28 year career in law enforcement, Constable Sandlin has been proud to serve the citizens of this community and volunteers much of his time to area civic groups and organizations. He and his family are members of South Main Baptist Church in Pasadena. He and his wife Nerissa, who is an In-Flight Supervisor for Southwest Airlines, reside in Deer Park and have two sons, Blake 21 and Clayton 7.
Phil is a member of the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He is a master mason and member of the Deer Park Masonic Lodge #1362. Phil has been a member of the Space Center Rotary Club since 2006 and is the Chairman of the Excellence in Public Service Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.