What is a Constable?

Constables are constitutionally authorized peace officers. Constables have the same arrest powers and duties as municipal police officers and sheriffs and have the added responsibility of executing civil process for the courts.

Constables and their deputies have all the responsibility of any peace officer in the state. They may write citations, make arrests, conduct investigations, and file criminal charges. Where they differ is that they have additional enforcement responsibility that regular street officers are not charged with.


The mission of this office is to serve as judicial officers for our courts. Our responsibilities include executing warrants and serving processes that are directed to the constable including eviction actions and seizing property. A constable executes any civil or criminal process throughout the county including:

  • Citation
  • Notice
  • Subpoena
  • Warrant
  • Writ

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