Justice of the Peace #2 - Judge James "Rick" Walker
Judge James ‘Rick” Walker is your Comal County Precinct Two Justice of the Peace, serving residents in parts of New Braunfels, Bulverde, Cibolo and Garden Ridge. Judge Walker has been a dedicated and successful law enforcement professional for over 40 years, serving in a variety of law enforcement positions from patrolman, investigator, and supervisor in both South Carolina and Texas, before retiring as a supervisor in 2004 from the Houston Police Department. Before retiring from the Houston Police Department in 2004 Judge Walker also served several years as a consultant for the Houston ISD Police Department, where he was involved in assisting the campus law enforcement organization become the first campus law enforcement police department in the United States to become accredited through a nationally respected accreditation organization.
In addition to his long career in law enforcement Judge Walker has served as a professor and course developer for several nationally renowned colleges and universities. Judge Walker also served as the program manager for the Texas School Safety Center’s Institute for Criminal Justice Studies, where he was responsible for providing campus law enforcement training and training for law enforcement officers in crime prevention skills throughout the State of Texas. Judge Walker currently serves as the Director for the Accrediting Commission for Law and Justice Education (www.aclje.org), a non-profit organization which offers programmatic accreditation services to criminal justice and legal programs within colleges and universities nationwide. The organization also serves as an accrediting organization designed specifically for campus law enforcement and security organizations. Judge Walker received his associates and baccalaureate degrees from the University of South Carolina in 1978, his Masters in Criminal Justice Management from Sam Houston State University in 2000, and a Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development (adult education) at Texas A&M University in 2003.
The Justice of the Peace Office for Precinct Two will emphasize the need for the office to be an effective and responsible resource for the community’s residents. Judge Walker believes that the office of the Justice of the Peace should be focused on serving the needs of the constituency and maintenance of community order through close collaboration with its citizens. The Justice of the Peace for Precinct Two court will endeavor to find workable and sustainable resolutions to the various issues that the court is responsible for addressing in Comal County. The court will do this by fostering relationships and building connections within our community.
Judge Walker lives with his wife Sue Brietzke Walker (a retired Harris County Sheriffs Department Detective) and son Devin L. Walker in New Braunfels and has resided in Comal County for over fourteen years. He also has a daughter, Nikki Brown, and three grandchildren that currently reside in Ft. Bend County.