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The Constable is a Peace Officer, elected by voting precinct, but has jurissdiction throughout the county. The Constable has full arrest powers, essentially the same as the Sheriff. The Constable has the authority to enforce both the Traffic Code and the Criminal Code of Alabama*. The Constable has the authority to suppress fires and to act as a Forest Warden. Qualifications to become a Constable are the same as those to become a Sheriff. Your Constable is an elected public official.
The Constable is one of the only two remaining elected peace officers in the world.
*Execptions: Jefferson and Etowah Counties
|THE PEOPLE'S POLICE
Constables have a big job in Alabama working with legislators setting higher standards and training to meet the demands of the future. Although some don't like that message the office of Constable will get the much needed overhaul. It is important for these changes in order to provide the public with the very best of service. The Constable system remains the most cost effective system in America today. The Constable in Alabama is no expense to the taxpayer but is paid on a fee basis by the wrongdoer.
The word "COP" comes from Constable On Patrol: The importance of having men and women in uniform and marked vehicle's will help reduce crime in our community. Today many law enforcement agencies permit officers to take there patrol units home for this same reason.
Local agencies will be relieved of such duties as service of civil process, warrants, escorts, sporting and civic events, freeing officers to target high crime and drug infested area's. Response time for these departments should also improve.
|STATEMENT OF COMMON PURPOSE
Mobile Co. Constables Office, Inc.
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