Constable, Sheriff, What's the difference?

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wondering

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#1 Feb 19, 2010
Would someone please explain to me what a Constable does? Everybody I ask says 'it's like a sheriff'. If so, why do we need Constables? I'm not trying to get rid of someones job or anything, just curious.
Maddog

Louisville, KY

#2 Feb 19, 2010
Actually the ofice is a Kentucky Constitutional office by State KRS. The duties vary from county to county. The are not any requirements of approved training. The main requirement is that he or she is not a felon and has voteing rights. The officer can help suport local law enforcement, serve papers, and has arrest powers and the right to ticket traffic offenders. Until someone in the state legislature files a bill and gets the support of enough other legislatures for the bill to elimate this office to become law, then people may run for the office each four years.
gaf

Shepherdsville, KY

#3 Feb 19, 2010
Maddog wrote:
Actually the ofice is a Kentucky Constitutional office by State KRS. The duties vary from county to county. The are not any requirements of approved training. The main requirement is that he or she is not a felon and has voteing rights. The officer can help suport local law enforcement, serve papers, and has arrest powers and the right to ticket traffic offenders. Until someone in the state legislature files a bill and gets the support of enough other legislatures for the bill to elimate this office to become law, then people may run for the office each four years.
thanks for the great explanation.
Slobberbone

Shepherdsville, KY

#4 Feb 20, 2010
So who should a concerned voter in the 4th dstrct vote for, for constable? I kinda know Buddy Crenshaw but have no idea if he has the right stuff for law enforcement. Anyone have a clue who should choose for a position that actually shouldn't even exsist these days.
Maddog

Shepherdsville, KY

#5 Feb 20, 2010
In the 4th District you have a very good constable in Charlie Wright. He is the hardest working constable in Bullitt County, so Vote Charlie Wright.

By the way, I don't live in the 4th, so I can vote for Mr. Wright but I would if I could.
Joe

Louisville, KY

#6 Feb 22, 2010
I would also vote for Charlie Wright. I wish he was in my district. Best Constable ever in Bullitt County, does so much for the community.
just sayin

Louisville, KY

#7 Mar 2, 2010
most counties in Kentucky have stopped giving this position any authority at all. there are no training or requirements is place for this elected position and in my view this is very dangerous for both whoever is elected to this spot and the general public. most of the time people who run for these positions are "wanna be's" that couldnt cut it for a regular police dept. these people have no idea of the KRS or local laws. if they win they are just givin a badge and a gun and turned loose.
voter

Mount Washington, KY

#8 Mar 2, 2010
just sayin wrote:
most counties in Kentucky have stopped giving this position any authority at all. there are no training or requirements is place for this elected position and in my view this is very dangerous for both whoever is elected to this spot and the general public. most of the time people who run for these positions are "wanna be's" that couldnt cut it for a regular police dept. these people have no idea of the KRS or local laws. if they win they are just givin a badge and a gun and turned loose.
That's your opinion only
just sayin

Louisville, KY

#9 Mar 2, 2010
voter wrote:
<quoted text>That's your opinion only
no sir/maam that is fact! check your sources. just check out the local counties and see how many have any "powers" jefferson county has taken away there authority because of some of the very reasons i stated earlier, further more i am in law enforcement and i can tell you many times that i have caught a constable trying to lock somebody up because he didnt know the laws. so please tell me your stand on the matter. i will tell you this a reg. police officer goes through 18 weeks of police academy plus many months of FTO training or field training with a well trained seasoned officer. when a constable is elected there is no formal training. most of them are as i said dangerous "wanna be's"
Maddog

Louisville, KY

#10 Mar 3, 2010
Hey look, this is a Kentucky Constutional Office required by KRS. If "just sayin" is so well trained and qualified he would know this. Counties have no authority to limit anything the constables does. The duties are set out under the KRS and refers to population levels of counties, I think the population starts with counties with populations of less that 75,000 people. Go to your search box and type in Kentucky KRS, and scan down the list of items covered under state law.

"Just Saying" just proves how well trained the cops here in Bullitt Country really are.
Huh

Carrollton, KY

#11 Mar 3, 2010
Maddog wrote:
Hey look, this is a Kentucky Constutional Office required by KRS. If "just sayin" is so well trained and qualified he would know this. Counties have no authority to limit anything the constables does. The duties are set out under the KRS and refers to population levels of counties, I think the population starts with counties with populations of less that 75,000 people. Go to your search box and type in Kentucky KRS, and scan down the list of items covered under state law.
"Just Saying" just proves how well trained the cops here in Bullitt Country really are.
How do you assume this person is in bullitt county, seems all your post replys on this sight are all negative when it concerns the law enforcement topic or the people in it. So why is that?
Informed Correction

Carrollton, KY

#12 Mar 3, 2010
Maddog wrote:
In the 4th District you have a very good constable in Charlie Wright. He is the hardest working constable in Bullitt County, so Vote Charlie Wright.
By the way, I don't live in the 4th, so I can vote for Mr. Wright but I would if I could.
Yep he works hard inthe community if he is on the special detail clock with the payroll of the louisville water co, or lg&e, at 20.00 an hour, even see him at the louisville international airport, popular level rd, hikes lane, bishops lane with miller pipe line construction company with his blue lights flashing in jefferson county .. out of his county jurisdiction by the way!So who's community is he working hard in? Then there is road side cleanup that he gets 15.00 an hour from a state grant through the county solid waste dept, and unless it is on a main highway where he can be seen it does not get picked up. Kind of explains why he wants to be constable huh, It don't look like its for the people of the 4th district where I do live.
just sayin

Louisville, KY

#13 Mar 3, 2010
Maddog wrote:
Hey look, this is a Kentucky Constutional Office required by KRS. If "just sayin" is so well trained and qualified he would know this. Counties have no authority to limit anything the constables does. The duties are set out under the KRS and refers to population levels of counties, I think the population starts with counties with populations of less that 75,000 people. Go to your search box and type in Kentucky KRS, and scan down the list of items covered under state law.
"Just Saying" just proves how well trained the cops here in Bullitt Country really are.
well if you read this all the way through, you would see that i didnt say that counties has done away with the position i stated that some counties has greatly reduced the powers of the position which they CAN do,which the county judge can do, if you dont believe that just look at metro louisville. 2nd i didnt not EVER put down REAL police officers in bullitt co. and i never said i was in law enforcement in bullitt. and for your your infomation every county has constables, that is in KRS. I wonder sir, have you ran for constable? it seems like you have the same "wanna be" attitude that those that run for the position have, a self teaching person that has no clue. im just sayin.
Maddog

Louisville, KY

#14 Mar 3, 2010
Informed Correction, and what is wrong with your statements, everthing you mentioned is legal. Even our professional cops work a regular shift, and what that person does in his or her off time is legal, if its a legal task. If a constable was not working with the inmates making I think you said $15.00 an hour who elso would be doing it? Its hard to get our professional cops to leave waffel house or somewhere else where free food is offered to do it.

Actually, all I said was, that the office is required by state law shold someone wishes to run for the position ,similar to railroad commissioner or county surveyor. I did not say the law should not be changed.
Informed Correction

Carrollton, KY

#15 Mar 3, 2010
Maddog wrote:
Informed Correction, and what is wrong with your statements, everthing you mentioned is legal. Even our professional cops work a regular shift, and what that person does in his or her off time is legal, if its a legal task. If a constable was not working with the inmates making I think you said $15.00 an hour who elso would be doing it? Its hard to get our professional cops to leave waffel house or somewhere else where free food is offered to do it.
Actually, all I said was, that the office is required by state law shold someone wishes to run for the position ,similar to railroad commissioner or county surveyor. I did not say the law should not be changed.
My point is that he only wants the position of constable for the other income, I seem to recall several years back where he arrested a fellow from hardin county on the I-65 interstate for having blue lights displayed in his car, approved by the hardin county judge exe, as he was a constable, and ole' car 15 cited him for impersonating a police officer, arrested him and thru him in jail and all he was doing was going to work in jefferson co., was bailed out by that same judge, charges also dropped too ! Kind of ironic that he works with his car and lights in another county, huh .. double standards.. yep .. he also has a nasty attitude when he interacts with the public .. as far as legal to off duty out of county... not too sure of that either !! ITS TIME FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.
Real Info

Florence, KY

#16 Mar 3, 2010
Informed Correction wrote:
<quoted text>My point is that he only wants the position of constable for the other income, I seem to recall several years back where he arrested a fellow from hardin county on the I-65 interstate for having blue lights displayed in his car, approved by the hardin county judge exe, as he was a constable, and ole' car 15 cited him for impersonating a police officer, arrested him and thru him in jail and all he was doing was going to work in jefferson co., was bailed out by that same judge, charges also dropped too ! Kind of ironic that he works with his car and lights in another county, huh .. double standards.. yep .. he also has a nasty attitude when he interacts with the public .. as far as legal to off duty out of county... not too sure of that either !! ITS TIME FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.
You absolutely do not have a clue what you are talking about!Obviously by the second to the last line you write in your comment, you really do not know much of anything! If "ole car 15" did falsely arrest someone, the victim would have certainly sued him. You must be someone who is slandering car 15, or a desperate candidate who is obviously trying to win his position! Since you obviously do not know much of the law, car 15 can use his personal car anywhere, and as long he uses clear light(not blue) in other counties, he is totally within the scope of the law. Car 15 is a great guy, and everyone I have spoke with in his area , he will win again!
Informed correction

New Albany, IN

#17 Mar 3, 2010
Real Info wrote:
<quoted text>You absolutely do not have a clue what you are talking about!Obviously by the second to the last line you write in your comment, you really do not know much of anything! If "ole car 15" did falsely arrest someone, the victim would have certainly sued him. You must be someone who is slandering car 15, or a desperate candidate who is obviously trying to win his position! Since you obviously do not know much of the law, car 15 can use his personal car anywhere, and as long he uses clear light(not blue) in other counties, he is totally within the scope of the law. Car 15 is a great guy, and everyone I have spoke with in his area , he will win again!
Wrong answer ... I saw him myself with blue on at those places in jefferson co. especially at grade lane right by I65 .. I SAW HIM MYSELF,and all i have said is on public record, he also had hillview pd involved in it as backup. As far as slander, I did not refer to "falsely arrest someone" those are your words, so therefore you have infact slandered him by making that statement ..again it is in district court records, jail booking records and computer system, I know a lot about this as for you YOU HAVE NOT A CLUE !Now also note that the one he arrested also had the same right by the KRS and his local judge exe authorization to have those devices in his POV, the same as Wright did, for the same purpose, so why the impersonation charge since you are such an expert ? Not everybody is out to sue those that look cross eyed at them, charges were dropped .. only the arresting officer can do that .. humm wonder who that was ! No i'm not running for office, I have no need for it ..got a real job nor am i backing anyone, or a desperate candidate.. thats all i got to say about that !! Aw yea, he will be history by outcome of the election as I will surely HELP HIM OUT !
just sayin

Louisville, KY

#18 Mar 3, 2010
Informed correction wrote:
<quoted text> Wrong answer ... I saw him myself with blue on at those places in jefferson co. especially at grade lane right by I65 .. I SAW HIM MYSELF,and all i have said is on public record, he also had hillview pd involved in it as backup. As far as slander, I did not refer to "falsely arrest someone" those are your words, so therefore you have infact slandered him by making that statement ..again it is in district court records, jail booking records and computer system, I know a lot about this as for you YOU HAVE NOT A CLUE !Now also note that the one he arrested also had the same right by the KRS and his local judge exe authorization to have those devices in his POV, the same as Wright did, for the same purpose, so why the impersonation charge since you are such an expert ? Not everybody is out to sue those that look cross eyed at them, charges were dropped .. only the arresting officer can do that .. humm wonder who that was ! No i'm not running for office, I have no need for it ..got a real job nor am i backing anyone, or a desperate candidate.. thats all i got to say about that !! Aw yea, he will be history by outcome of the election as I will surely HELP HIM OUT !
informed correction, next time you see him in jefferson county using his blue light in any kind of capacity give metro a call! im sure we can show him the same kindness he shown the hardin county guy only it will stick if he has his blue light flashing. if they are being used in jefferson co he is impersonating a police officer. it also goes back to my earlier statement on the constable position. these people havent a clue!
just sayin

Louisville, KY

#19 Mar 3, 2010
voter wrote:
<quoted text>That's your opinion only
if you dont believe me call around other counties and find out for yourself. Metro Louisville doesnt even allow them to where guns so whats that tell ya?? and i believe its Hardin co. that is also takin away or greatly reducing there powers. Also yes it is true there is no real school for them to attend to learn neither the local laws for their county or state laws. they cant make demestic runs either unless they attend a bs 2 or 3 day class on how to deal with that.that is about all the school they get and its not maditory, just if they dont have that class they dont make the run. unless these people that want to run for this position get some kind of formal training then they shouldn't be allowed to carry fire arms or have arrest powers. most of them couldnt fight their way out of a wet paper bag let alone if someone tried to take away their fire arm. bottom line is if your going to have this position than there needs to be some type of certified training for it. they want to have police powers then let then go to police academy.
Informed Correction

Carrollton, KY

#20 Mar 4, 2010
The incident of arrest was nearly 7 years ago, but the other observations of out of county work he was doing was within the last 36 months, note also he was in uniform, armed, lights on directing traffic both in and out of vehicle,for miller pipeline.

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