How much authority does a constable h...

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#23 Sep 30, 2010
justin e wrote:
can a policeman arrest a constable
Yes - If said Policeman has a warrant , indictment , or observes said Constable committing a felony in said Policemans presence - Officers can be arrested like anyone else , altho some courtesy is or may be extended - Police officers are not immune from prosecution -
none ya

Brownsville, TN

#24 Oct 3, 2010
the constable was going to arrest me for peeing in a parking lot one night at the american legend. needless to say i was a little drunk.
none ya

Brownsville, TN

#25 Oct 3, 2010
wait that was the corner
abc

Richmond, KY

#26 Nov 3, 2010
travel wrote:
as much as a sheriff, constable on patrol(cop) he is a elected person..
google this question. he has lesser jurisdiction

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#27 Nov 3, 2010
none ya wrote:
the constable was going to arrest me for peeing in a parking lot one night at the american legend. needless to say i was a little drunk.
I peed in the fountain square once (or 12 times), and I was sober ,(I thunk), and nobody arrested me -
doing my thing

Brownsville, TN

#28 Nov 3, 2010
As much power as Todd lets him have.
Lawman wrote:
Does anyone know how much power a constable has in Pulaski County?What would be their job description?

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#29 Nov 3, 2010
doing my thing wrote:
As much power as Todd lets him have.<quoted text>
Used to be that way - Now , they can do their own thing , if they do it right - We gotem , may as well let 'em work -
the constable

Pikeville, KY

#30 Nov 30, 2010
Constables are Peace Officers with broad powers of arrest and authority to serve court processes. The Constable has the authority to enforce both THE TRAFFIC CODE and THE CRIMINAL CODE of Kentucky. They may execute warrants, summonses, subpoenas, attachments, notes, rules and orders of the court in all criminal, penal and civil cases (KRS 70.350). The Kentucky Constitution, Section 106, Constables will possess the same qualification as the sheriffs and may exercise jurisdiction in any part of the county.(OAG 62-115 and 40-776).



An elected Constable can NOT be barred from working in the city limits by a mayor, chief of police or by the city council but he/she must keep his office in the district which he/she is elected (OAG 74-554).



Constables are a fee's paid officer of the court. Constables are entitled to receive fee's for all citations that they write and warrants they serve.

* no trianing required and can do all of that amazing :)

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#31 Nov 30, 2010
the constable wrote:
Constables are Peace Officers with broad powers of arrest and authority to serve court processes. The Constable has the authority to enforce both THE TRAFFIC CODE and THE CRIMINAL CODE of Kentucky. They may execute warrants, summonses, subpoenas, attachments, notes, rules and orders of the court in all criminal, penal and civil cases (KRS 70.350). The Kentucky Constitution, Section 106, Constables will possess the same qualification as the sheriffs and may exercise jurisdiction in any part of the county.(OAG 62-115 and 40-776).
An elected Constable can NOT be barred from working in the city limits by a mayor, chief of police or by the city council but he/she must keep his office in the district which he/she is elected (OAG 74-554).
Constables are a fee's paid officer of the court. Constables are entitled to receive fee's for all citations that they write and warrants they serve.
* no trianing required and can do all of that amazing :)
All that "trianing" sure didn't help your spellin'- You have been cited by the Real Spelling Police -
IDK

Corbin, KY

#32 Nov 30, 2010
I think we should just vote mike wallace out. He is an awful constable, that lets the power of the name run what he does and him not actually do the job that needs to be done!! He is to worried about his so called "muffler shop" and ripping people off then doing his job for this community.

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#33 Dec 1, 2010
IDK wrote:
I think we should just vote mike wallace out. He is an awful constable, that lets the power of the name run what he does and him not actually do the job that needs to be done!! He is to worried about his so called "muffler shop" and ripping people off then doing his job for this community.
Got to admit tho , he do stay busy - Just seeing blue lights slows traffic - Rather have him in front of me or behind you as behind me - He is what he is and it being what it is , lets support him doing what he does , or , run against him next time -
kirby

London, KY

#34 Dec 1, 2010
a constable only can assist a sherif in an arrest if ask,his job is to hand out summons,he is not the law,he only works in that area,most are un trained,some take the law in their own hands,dosent make it right.
deputy145

Batesville, AR

#35 Feb 25, 2011
Knowitall9 wrote:
<quoted text>Actually and factually , any LEO can arrest the Sheriff with a warrant or if an eye witness to a felony committed in the officers presence - The Coroner can effect an arrest if he has probable cause , without a warrant - A duly sworn Constable can make an arrest just like any LEO - A point to be carefully considered is , not being a full time , academy trained , level headed , KRS informed officer , is it wise to arrest someone , knowing that their performance bond can be held liable for an unlawful detention ??-Very grey area , one not to be taken lightly -
The Coroner is granted the authority to "arrest" the sheriff because someone has to vested with that authority. However the coroner can just as easily be arrested by anyother LEO anywhere. The sheriff and his/her deputies are still the top law enforcement officers. No exceptions
Jungle

Brownsville, TN

#36 Feb 26, 2011
A constable can arrest a coroner, a coroner can arrest the sheriff, the sheriff can arrest a police officer, a police office can arrest KIA9, but can a nun ride a pony?
paster

Murphy, NC

#37 Feb 26, 2011
In the commonwealth, constables have virtually the same arrest powers as sheriffs, but no official duties and no required training.

Since taking office in 2007, Jefferson County Constable David Whitlock has tried to raise the profile of his office, while other law enforcement departments have worked to stop him.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's office and the Louisville Metro Police Department say they already have enough well-trained officers.

"He's a wannabe," says Lt. Col. Carl Yates. "And the last thing we need out here is a bunch of wannabes carrying badges and guns.

The Sheriff's Office and LMPD have refused to allow Whitlock access to their radio channels or use of the county's e-warrant system, despite Whitlock's protests

"I don't think any professional law enforcement agency is going to perpetuate something we feel is unprofessional. So we are not going to cooperate," explains Lt. Col. Yates.

Because the county received complaints about Whitlock's aggressive enforcement, the Metro Council took away his right to use blue lights and sirens.

Whitlock pleaded guilty to a felony in 2002, after allegedly stealing $6,000 worth of equipment from Yellow Ambulance Service, where he worked as a paramedic.

The felony was erased from Whitlock's record after he completed a diversion program.

In 1999, Whitlock was also accused of taking money and items from Louisville Search and Rescue, where he was a director.

http://www.whas11.com/news/local/64157882.htm ...
joke

Tomball, TX

#38 Mar 2, 2011
just me wrote:
Constables technically have more authority in the state of KY than the other officers. A constable can take command of any crime scene in the county and is also the ONLY person legally allowed to arrest the Sheriff. Constables when elected begin training in Richmond and have to complete 80 hours of training before they can place blue lights in their vehicles, and make traffic stops and arrests, which does away with the untrained badge holders.
LOL
80 hours is still UNTRAINED. A real police officer is required to complete nearly 1000 hours of training. Most constables are like card carrying special deputies, a liability to the county.
cry cry

Murray, KY

#39 Mar 3, 2011
IDK wrote:
I think we should just vote mike wallace out. He is an awful constable, that lets the power of the name run what he does and him not actually do the job that needs to be done!! He is to worried about his so called "muffler shop" and ripping people off then doing his job for this community.
sounds like he must have took your oc s away from you

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#40 Mar 4, 2011
Jungle wrote:
A constable can arrest a coroner, a coroner can arrest the sheriff, the sheriff can arrest a police officer, a police office can arrest KIA9, but can a nun ride a pony?
Only with a side saddle -
Pennywise the Clown

Corbin, KY

#41 Mar 5, 2011
Constables in the Commonwealth of Kentucky are elected officials who, like sheriffs and coroners, posess full law enforcement authority to make arrests, traffic stops, serve warrants, assist other law enforcement agencies, and provide peace officer services to the public (KRS 446.010 and 431.005). According to KRS 15.380, they are not required to be certified, just as sheriffs, coroners, and jailers are not required to be certified. However, Constables must act in accordance with Constitutional and state laws in when carrying out their duties. This means that they cannot arrest for a misdemeanor unless it happens in their precence and cannot arrest for a felony offence unless there is a warrant on file for the individual or the office has probable cause to believe that the individual committed the felony in question. They must also follow the criminal procedures for search and seizure that certified peace officers follow.
concerned

Manchester, KY

#42 Mar 5, 2011
travel wrote:
<quoted text>incorrect the only person that can arrest the sheriff is corner...look it up..
Then why in the H*%L isn't Richard New doing his job! Oh I know he in with them@%($!??):> The question is does Mr. New have to be present when the Feds arrest Mr. Wood? Does ayone know this answer?

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